I have seen a few people on here sugest that it would benefit Wright to be traded from Golden State so he can go develop somewhere else. I'm curious how that makes sense? Wright is an undersized pf who is not very physical, but he is a heck of an ahtlete and he can get out run on the break. Well let's see, GState is a team that plays small and puts greater emphasis on bigs that can use their athletic ability to get out and run. So maybe Wright not develping in GState has more to do with him not being all that good. I still remember in the sweet 16 his one year in college watching him get dominated by Taj Gibson.
So do you think he is just in a bad spot and would benefit from playing elsewhere? If so, why and where could he have a better chance to grow?
I don't think he will ever be good for exactly the reasons you mention....In the NBA you need size to play the 4 position
However, he is in a bad spot in GS because they drafted Brandan Wright again in Anthony Randolph...except Randolph can dribble, play the wing, shoot a little bit, and has athleticism Wright can only dream of
Theres nothing Brandan Wright would add to the Warriors that Randolph cannot do, therefore he will never get to play
Maybe a team like the Knicks in D'Antonis system he could benefit but I don't expect him living up to that pick
too weak and too skinny to play 4/5 in League dont matter where he plays to soft.. Ed Davis is an exact clone of BW i dont see why ppl are high on him either..... just my thoughts
yeah amare comparisons are laughable
Well people keep saying it because u cant develop on the bench, hes not gunna be playing anytime soon unless randolphs acl shreds. Yes hes undersized but how can u be exactly sure how he'll produce if uve never seen him play, as far as where can he go, anywhere that he will at least get playing time i need people to prove to me that their either a bust or a star
He is really young and has done some good things in limited minutes. He has put on some weight and will put on some more. The Grizzlies would be a good fit. I haven't given up on him, especially considering he is going to need a contract soon. I don't know a whole lot of highly productive big men under 22 in the league, and he was raw when he came into the league so this shouldn't come as a surprise that a player who people all new and said needed time has needed time. You can't teach a lot of the things he can do, and he is about average hieght and pretty long so with 10 pounds or so on him and an opportunity, he will be fine.
So who are these teams that would allow him so many more minutes? He can't even beat out Turriaf for bachup minutes in a system that should be a perfect fit for him. So my question is to the people saying he is being held back in GState, where is he gonna go that would be a better for him? Do you honestly think he is gonna go and take Jordan Hill's, David Lee's, and Al Harrington's minutes in New York when he can't even take Ronny Turiaf's in Oakland? And I have seen plenty of him play, what makes you think I haven't?
This thread wasn't to bash Wright and say he has no chance to develop, but why is the warriors such a bad fit for him? People are always talking about all these awesome young 3rd stringers that would florish in another system, I just don't see where would be a better fit then where he is at right now.
Wright was another Warrior draft mistake. The dubs let go of Richardson to get Wright and the following year we went for another big. In hindsight i guess it's easy to say that we shouldn't have picked up Wright if we knew we were going to get a big the following year, but why did we go for Wright in the first place when in his first 2 years Don Nelson has shown us that Wright is not reliable. Wright is a good shot blocker, has a decent inside game, and is supposedly athletic... but in everything he does, he does it with no tenacity, no flair, no swag.. He doesn't have an outside J, he doesn't play in-your-face, aggressive type defense, and he doesn't rebound well... so to my original question... why did we draft this guy in the first place?
I'll be the first to say, this guy is just not good enough. As a warriors fan, i've seen him play games and I had so much hope that he would break out. And then i saw Randolph play and in addition to all the offensive weapons Randolph possess, Wright just lacks the confidence and the "i belong" mentality that Randolph has.
I still have hope he will get better, but llperez22 is "Wright"! If Wright can't beat Turiaf for minutes then it's obvious this guy's defensive abilities are questionable, and may be a liability not worth the offset of his limited offensive skills.
He has no skill as a player, and he's far too weak to mask or overpower his lack of skills. I dont think a trade would benefit him at all, he cant do anything that requires more than 1 dribble or that doesnt involve 100% athleticism. Until he develops at least 1 or 2 things in his skill set to build on, he will never be a truly good player.
I think Brandon Wright is going to suffer the same fate as Jared Jeffries. Both were thin, versatile big men for major college programs that were selected high after their college's late run in the NCAA, but neither one seems to care at all about rebounding despite their height and position, neither one plays much defense, and at least Jeffries kind of has a perimeter game. You'd think if Wright were so timid around the rim he'd at least work on his mid range game, but he hasn't done so. I don't think Wright is a lost cause at this point, because he is still only going in to his 3rd year, but if he doesn't change his ways, he could be another Jeffries.
This is why you shouldn't draft a guy because he throws down a couple of nice dunks in every game in college. Same reason that GMs shouldn't have been drafting guys out of high school just because they were a 7 foot center dominating munchkins.
I remember when Eddie Curry got drafted, it would show him destroying guys. It was just that all of them were half his height and weight. Almost like when you go to the Y and there is a big guy with a wide body that always ends up playing way better than what he is in real life because you don't have anyone counting 3 seconds in the lane. Everyone knows what I'm talking about. He's probably one of the worst players on the court and he destroys your team if he's against you or you pass it to him every time if he's on it until you play against a team with some super tall guy that just waits for him to shoot and he swats it down every time.
I think that because of the fact that Don Nelson does not like to play younger player, a team like the Knicks, Minnesota, or some teams that have minutes available for a young big to grow would be more helpful. There are a lot of players you can say that hey he cant do this or he cant do that. Sometimes it takes a while for a guy to develop physically. I have not see him play much in the NBA but I have seen him play in college and if he adds a few things with his length and athleticism, he could put up some decent numbers. I am not saying he is an all star but could be a solid bench player. He seemed to put up some solid numbers when he got the change to play in GSW.