Will Dallas Mavericks' Brandan Wright Battle Former Team Golden State Warriors?

By Elaine J. Dispo
Brandan Wright
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The Dallas Mavericks will wrap up their West Coast road tour right with the hopeful return of center/forward Brandan Wright on Wednesday night.

After a bad beatdown from the Sacramento Kings on Monday evening Dallas has to rebound and bounce back, and what better way to do so than with Wright back? If he returns to play for the Mavericks at the Golden State Warriors‘ Oracle Arena it will be to battle his former team. I believe that his fractured shoulder may have resulted from wear and tear during his term with Golden State, but at least this did not seal his fate.

Unfortunately, I must burst a hoop hype basketball bubble here for fellow Mavs Fans for Life: both Wright and twice-Maverick guard Devin Harris are still on Dallas head coach Rick Carlisle‘s DNP list. Carlisle does not wish to risk either of the reserves on their road to recovery and only intends to play non-injured healthy game-ready members on the Mavs roster.

As the Mavs end their away game series they should win their battle against the Warriors. On Thanksgiving Eve in their war tipoff, Dallas did defeat Golden State at home.

While starting shooting guard Monta Ellis did not put up that many points in the previous Mavericks-Warriors matchup, Dallas, with this other previous player for Golden State, most certainly can withstand this 12-10 team. After Ellis’ stellar performance to shut down the Best of the West Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday, this potential champ is on his way to basketball superstardom.

Here is another thing that Dallas has been doing right: posting a deserving DeJuan Blair as center in the starting lineup since their trip started.

We MFFL will warmly welcome the Mavs back home when they host the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday. Maybe by then we will get to watch Wright on the American Airlines Center court. One thing is for sure: Dallas has already put both of Ellis’ past teams (since he spent a brief stint with the Bucks) in their place the first time they played them this NBA 2013-14 season.

Elaine Dispo is a Dallas Mavericks writer for RantSports.com. Follow her on Twitter, “Like” her on Facebook or add her to your network on Google.

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