Dallas Mavericks big man Brandan Wright is set to see his first NBA game action of the regular season this Saturday against the Milwaukee Bucks. Wright has been rehabbing from a dislocated shoulder he suffered October 9th during preseason.
Wright has been the missing rotation piece needed to for the frontcourt roster. Coach Rick Carlisle has played DeJuan Blair in the starting lineup after Samuel Dalembert’s production declined since the start of the season. In the last few games, second-year undersized center Bernard James has been utilized to help the Mavs poor rebounding. Having the 6-foot-10 Wright back in the lineup is a refreshing site for Mavs fans.
Brandan hopes to follow-up his strong performance from last year and make good on his new two-year $10 million deal signed in the offseason. He addressed the media today after practice:
That’s the minimum standard. I think I can go well beyond that. I think I can really do some great things this year. Late start, but I’m ready to go
He could not be coming back at a better time. The teams has lost two in a row on the road and return home for a three-game stand. No clue yet if he will get the start or come off the bench on Saturday.