This week, Brandan Wright will play in his 50th game of the season, surpassing the most he’s played in any of his four previous seasons, which doesn’t include the one he missed entirely because of injury in 2009-10. His level of play is at an all-time high, too, which brings up the question of Wright’s future. Are the Mavericks in it? The 6-11 center-forward has been a big reason why the Mavericks have won five of their last six games. In that time, he’s averaged 11.8 points, 6 rebounds and shot .688 from the field (33-of-48) in 26 minutes per game. More importantly, he’s been active defensively with at least one block in every game and three in a couple of them. The whole package has raised the possibility that Wright might very well be a keeper for the Mavericks in this season of transition. “He’s been great,” Dirk Nowitzki said. “Obviously, he’s very athletic and uses his length and athleticism. He gets blocks and big rebounds. He runs the court very well. If there’s a fast break, he’s always one of the first ones down there. He’s been great for us the last couple weeks. Hopefully, he can keep it up.”
Have the Mavericks found a keeper in Brandan Wright?
Dallas Morning News | Mar 17