Mavs courting ex-lotto pick Brandan Wright

Mavs fans will be saying goodbye to Tyson Chandler, JJ Barea and Caron Butler soon.

They could be saying hello to Brandan Wright.

ESPN.com’s Marc Stein reports that Wright tops the list of bargain-priced big men the Mavs are courting in free agency. The 6-foot-10, 210-pound Wright was the eighth overall pick in the 2007 draft, but he’s averaged only 5.4 points and 3.0 rebounds in 114 career games.

This would the epitome of taking a no-risk shot on a talented young player, much like the Mavs did years ago with Brandon Bass. Wright’s career has been derailed by injuries, but he’s an athletic shooter who could be an offensive-minded backup for Dirk Nowitzki.