Sources: Brandan Wright to Rockets after reaching Grizzlies buyout deal

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Brandan Wright will sign with the Houston Rockets after the coveted big man reached a buyout agreement with the Memphis Grizzlies, league sources tell ESPN.

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  • Wright, 30, was in the final year of his three-year, $18 million deal with the Grizzlies.

    Wright will become another lob target for Rockets duo James Harden and Chris Paul, providing depth behind starting center Clint Capela along with Nene and Tarik Black. His ability to finish above the rim fits well with a Houston team that features two of the NBA’s premier playmakers.

    In 27 games, the 6-10 shot-blocker is averaging 5.0 points and 3.4 rebounds on the season for Memphis. Wright fell out of the Memphis rotation after being sidelined for close to a month by a groin injury, as the Grizzlies began to focus on developing young talent. He has a clean bill of health as he prepares to head to Houston.