DALLAS -- Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle has noticed how much Brandan Wright has improved his shooting range since the center/forward joined his ballclub two seasons ago.
Two years ago, Wright didn't venture too far away from the basket to get his points. But that has all changed, as he's now developed a respectable mid-rane jumper.
“His comfort level shooting the ball with a little more range each year has been there,’’ Carlisle said. “He’s got to where he can shoot 17-18 feet now.
“When we got him two years ago he was a 12-13 foot shooter and a lot of them were floaters and hook shots and runners and things like that. Now he’s stepping out and facing up and he can knock in those mid-range shots and that really helps.’’
In 16.1 minutes per game with the Mavs two seasons ago, Wright averaged 6.9 points and 3.6 rebounds and shot 61.8 percent from the field. Last year in 18 minutes per game, he averaged 8.5 points and 4.1 rebounds and shot 59.7 percent from the floor.
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