The Memphis Grizzlies and former UNC forward Brandan Wright have reportedly agreed to a contract buyout, which will allow Wright to sign with the Houston Rockets–according to The Vertical’s Shams Charania.
Wright is a 10-year NBA veteran who has battled injuries the last couple seasons, but his 6-foot-11-inch frame will provide the Rockets with frontcourt depth as they compete with the Golden State Warriors for the top spot in the Western Conference.
With Memphis looking to rebuild with younger players, there wasn’t much need for a veteran like Wright on the roster taking up valuable playing time.
So far this year, Wright is averaging just five points and 3.4 rebounds per game.
The Tennessee native spent the 2006-07 season as a Tar Heel, becoming one of just three players under head coach Roy Williams to leave UNC after one year for the NBA draft.
Houston will mark his seventh NBA destination.
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