Brandan Wright: Chasing NBA History at the Rim

Dallas Mavericks big man Brandan Wright has played 25 games since returning from a shoulder injury.  Coach Rick Carlisle has limited Wright to 19 minutes/outing.  Besides Dirk Nowitzki Dallas runs a 4/5 by committee. Carlisle plays Samuel Dalembert, DeJuan Blair and Wright ~20 minutes/game each.

So how has the former lottery draft pick been since the shoulder heeled?  His rebounding has been solid while defensively he is below average.  To be sure Brandon Wright plays because he excels at getting to the rim and making shots.  This season he has been especially good.

brandon wright shotchart 2.4.14

One player in NBA history has posted a season scoring 16+ points/36 minutes and a True Shooting Percentage of 70%, and that man is Artis Gilmore.  The Mavs’ inside scoring machine is right on The A-Train’s tail…

Totals

Rk

Player

Season

Tm

G

PTS

TS%

1

Artis Gilmore*

1981-82

CHI

82

19.5

.702

2

Artis Gilmore*

1980-81

CHI

82

18.7

.699

3

Brandan Wright

2013-14

DAL

25

18.1

.696

4

Steve Novak

2011-12

NYK

54

16.8

.684

5

Darryl Dawkins

1985-86

NJN

51

23.2

.680

6

Artis Gilmore*

1984-85

SAS

81

20.2

.680

7

Cedric Maxwell

1979-80

BOS

80

17.7

.679

8

Cedric Maxwell

1978-79

BOS

80

18.4

.676

9

Artis Gilmore*

1983-84

SAS

64

17.4

.675

Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/5/2014.

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