Suns Acquire Brandan Wright From Celtics


The Boston Celtics had a hectic Friday afternoon with a couple trades including one that will send power forward/center Brandan Wright to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for a first round pick. The pick will be the Suns own from the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports was the first to report of the trade via Twitter.

Wright started the year in Dallas, where he played in 25 games, before being traded to Boston in the Rajon Rondo deal. He has totaled 320 games in his NBA career, including 47 starts, with stops in Golden State, New Jersey, Dallas and Boston.

Phoenix will welcome Wright in with welcomed arms as the 6-foot-9, 250 pound North Carolina Tar Heel will improve the Suns front court depth. He will likely be splitting time and be rotated in with Marcus Morris and Miles Plumlee off of the bench.

With Phoenix in a win-now mentality with the up-and-coming play they have seen over the past season and a half, this deal was too good to not go for it.

The Suns are currently 22-16 and sit in the eighth spot in the Western Conference standings.