1:23pm: Wright will be out of action for about two months, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.
9:48am: Grizzlies power forward Brandan Wright underwent an arthroscopic debridement of his left ankle Tuesday afternoon, the team announced in a press release. The procedure was deemed necessary after non-surgical interventions failed to eliminate his posterior tibialis tendinopathy, the release added, and there is no timetable for his return.
This is just the latest in setbacks for Wright, who has been plagued by injuries since he inked a three-year, $18MM contract with the Grizzlies in the summer of 2015. He was limited to just 12 games last season, mainly due to a sprained right MCL. Wright has not played this season because of the ankle issue.
Fortunately, Memphis is deep at the position with JaMychal Green, Zach Randolph and Jarell Martin on the roster. Wright, 29, has also played for the Warriors, Nets, Mavericks, Celtics and Suns in 372 career games, in which he has averaged 7.1 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 16.5 minutes.