It's a virtual certainty that Brandan Wright returns to the Mavericks, tweets Tim MacMahon of ESPNDallas.com. The sides are discussing a deal in $4MM per year range and it may wind up being a two-year pact.
A deal may not be imminent, however, as the Mavericks can go over the salary cap to keep him, MacMahon notes (Twitter link). Dallas will instead focus on taking care of other business first this offseason, then move on to retaining the forward.
Wright is coming off of his best season to date, averaging 8.5 PPG with 4.1 RPG in 18 minutes per contest for Dallas. The former eighth overall pick has great athleticism for his size, but has been limited by injuries in years past.