Brandan Wright to sign with Rockets after completing buyout

Brandan Wright

Brandan Wright, Grizzlies Reportedly Working Toward Contract Buyout

Brandan Wright is still part of the Memphis Grizzlies, but his stint with the team may end anytime soon with Shams Charania of The Vertical reporting that the big man is in the process of agreeing to a buyout deal with the Grizzlies. Wright could potentially leapfrog Nene for the backup center job behind Clint Capela, but there's not much fantasy appeal here.

Wright is a 10-year National Basketball Association veteran who has battled injuries the last couple seasons, but his 6-foot-11-inch frame will provide the Rockets with frontcourt depth as they compete with the Golden State Warriors for the top spot in the Western Conference. The 30-year-old has averaged 5.0 points and 3.4 assists in 27 games (one start) with Memphis this season. According to ESPN's Tim MacMahon, Wright is expected to sign with the Houston Rockets upon the completion of his buyout.

For his career, Wright has averaged 7.0 points and 3.6 rebounds in 427 games.

Houston will mark his seventh National Basketball Association destination.

Wright is an National Basketball Association journeyman, as he has played for the Golden State Warriors, New Jersey Nets, Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns and Grizzlies during his career.

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