If there was an award for “Most Mind-Boggling Stat Line,” I’m almost positive Brandan Wright would win it unanimously. Wright played in 57 games this season and averaged 18.5 minutes per game. Wright averaged nine points per game while corralling an average of 4.2 rebounds.
While none of those numbers are mind-boggling, here are the ones that are. Brandan Wright shot a ridiculous 67.2 percent from the field (DeAndre Jordan led the league at 67.6 percent). Wright’s per 36 stats had him at 17.6 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. Brandan Wright was tied for third on the Mavericks in win shares, ahead of guys like Monta Ellis and Vince Carter.
As impressive as those statistics are, there is nothing quite like Brandan Wright's player efficiency rating. Wright’s PER finished tied with Dirk Nowitzki for the team lead at 23.6, a rating that was good enough for 12th in the entire NBA! Yes, Brandan Wright has the 12th best PER in the NBA.
Wright really did have a good year, he did everything he was asked and exceeded expectations. Why he consistently got less minutes than Samuel Dalembert I will never understand. However, there is a reason Rick Carlisle is on the sidelines and I am far from them. Regardless, it was a very nice, efficient season for Wright.
Final Grade: B