Report: Cavs in talks with Celtics about Brandan Wright
Right after being traded to Boston from the Dallas Mavericks in the Rajon Rondo deal, Brandan Wright, the league’s leader in field goal percentage (73.6%), is being inquired about by the Cleveland Cavaliers, reports ESPN. Cleveland has made contact about a possible three-team deal that would send Wright to the Cavaliers.
The Cavs have been in pursuit of an extra big man since the summer, and now even more so after the possible achilles tear to Anderson Varejao suffered in their win against Minnesota on Tuesday.
Wright brings energy, efficiency, and shot blocking. He happens to have the best individual defensive rating, allowing 71.4 points per 100 possessions when he’s on the floor. He also leads the league in the Player Impact Estimate (PIE) category (via NBA stats). Cleveland can fit Wright’s expiring $5 million salary because of their $5.2 million trade exception. They have their 2015 protected first rounder as potential trade bait.
Boston would have to see some real value in flipping Wright after just getting him.