Pistons reportedly express interest in Brandan Wright

Tim MacMahon of ESPN:

The Mavericks would like to bring Brandan Wright back to Dallas, but there are several teams interested in the high-flying, high-efficiency backup big man’s services.

According to a source, the Mavs, Atlanta Hawks, Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons, Toronto Raptors and New York Knicks all expressed interest in Wright during the opening hours of free agency.

Wright played for a minimum salary the last two years, completely outperforming his contract. He’s in line for a big raise.

Offensively, Wright finishes well inside and doesn’t try to do much else, which makes him very effective but limited. Defensively, he blocks a lot of shots, but at 6-foot-10 and 210 pounds, Wright struggles to defend his man and rebound.

The Mavericks didn’t ask him to do more than he’s capable of doing, so some catch-all numbers rated him extremely highly. There’s little evidence Wright can take a bigger role, though.

For the Pistons, he could be a fine backup and maybe a good complement to the Pistons’ big men, Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond.

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