The Houston Rockets will add a little more defense and depth to their frontline in their chase to overtake Golden State.
According to multiple reports, the Memphis Grizzlies plan to buy out shot-blocking big man Brandan Wright. After that takes place, the 6-foot-10 center plans on signing with Houston.
Brandan Wright and Memphis Grizzlies are working toward a buyout, league sources tell ESPN. He’ll be coveted by contending teams.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) February 10, 2018
Sources: After he completes Memphis buyout, Brandan Wright plans on deal with the Houston Rockets for the remainder of the season.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 10, 2018
The eighth overall pick in 2007, Wright has made a niche for himself as a highly athletic shot-blocker on defense and finisher on offense. His best years occurred in Dallas from 2011 through 2014, when the Mavericks utilized his mobility in their pass-friendly offense.
The Rockets no doubt hope that Wright will experience a resurgence playing with their star-studded backcourt of James Harden and Chris Paul, both of whom have enhanced the value and production of current Houston big men Clint Capela and Nene.