Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Why Wright re-signed with Mavs
By Nick Borges
The Dallas Mavericks are slowly but surely adding players to the roster and that increased by two on Tuesday when guard Monta Ellis officially signed his three-year, $25 million contract and forward/center Brandan Wright agreed to terms with the team. Wright's contract is for two years and will pay him at least $5 million each season. According to Wright, coming back to the Mavs was an easy call.
“I’m the type of guy who is all about momentum,” Wright told ESPNDallas.com. “I think I’ve created good momentum with the Mavs the last two seasons and can keep getting better. I thought it was the best situation for me to stay.”
Wright, the No. 8 pick in the 2007 draft, struggled prior to signing a minimum contract with the Mavs in 2010, but he has shown a lot of improvement over that time. In fact, he averaged 11.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.4 blocks over the final 24 games of this past season.
Wright will begin the season as the backup center behind starter Samuel Dalembert.