Brandan Wright has always been average. On the Golden State Warriors, Wright averaged around 17 PP40M (points per 40 minutes) nine rebounds and two blocks.
His increased minutes next year will make a difference.
Dallas had a bevy of talented forwards last year. Dirk Nowitzki, Shawn Marion, Lamar Odom and others shared the position, leaving Wright with around 16 minutes per game. On the Warriors during his best season, Wright averaged a little over 17 MPG.
Not a huge difference, but it's the usage rate that tells a different story. In that best season with the Warriors, Wright's usage rate was 19.02 percent. On Dallas last year, just 16.95.
However, what's interesting is that despite this dip in usage rate, Wright gained his highest PER of his career last season: 21.65. Before that, his highest PER was only 18.73 percent.
Along with this great stat, if you look deeper, you'll see other all-time highs in true shooting percentage (63.2 percent), percent of field goals assisted (79.9 percent) and blocks per 40 minutes (3.17).
With Nowitzki and Marion getting older, and Odom gone, be on the lookout for a rising Brandan Wright.