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Dorell Wright

28-Year-Old    SF,SG    Portland Trailblazers

2013-14 NBA Stats

PTS

5.0

REB

2.8

AST

0.9

STL

0.3

BLK

0.2

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2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Dorell Wright ended his first season in Portland with averages of 5.0 points (on 37-percent shooting), 2.8 rebounds, 1.0 three-pointers, and 0.9 assists in 15 minutes per game across 68 contests. Included in that span was some moonlighting in the starting five during LaMarcu...

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HT: 6' 7"   WT: 210 lbs   DOB: 12/2/1985  College: South Kent HS (CT)   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #19 Overall in 2004   Show ContractHide Contract

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Agreed to a two-year, $6 million deal with Portland in July of 2013.

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Wright completed his first season with the Blazers averaging 5.0 points (on 37.4 percent shooting), 2.8 rebounds, 1.0 three-pointers, and 0.9 assists in 14.5 minutes.

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Dorell Wright NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 18 3 9.0 2.3 0.3 1.0 1.3 0.0 0.0 27.3 100.0 1.0 0.0 0.3 1.3 0.0 1.0 3.7 0.3 0.3
2005-06 19 20 6.6 2.9 1.6 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.2 46.5 88.2 0.7 0.1 1.5 0.3 50.0 1.0 2.2 0.8 0.9
2006-07 20 66 19.6 6.0 4.1 1.4 0.6 0.7 0.1 44.5 74.4 1.0 0.6 3.5 0.5 14.7 2.5 5.5 1.0 1.3
2007-08 21 44 25.1 7.9 5.0 1.4 0.7 0.9 0.1 48.8 82.6 0.7 1.1 3.9 0.3 36.4 3.3 6.7 1.3 1.6
2008-09 22 6 12.2 3.0 3.3 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 40.0 33.3 1.0 0.3 3.0 0.0 0.0 1.3 3.3 0.3 1.0
2009-10 23 72 20.8 7.1 3.3 1.3 0.7 0.4 0.8 46.3 88.4 0.7 0.7 2.6 2.2 38.9 2.7 5.8 0.8 1.0
2010-11 24 GSW 82 38.4 16.4 5.3 3.0 1.5 0.8 2.4 42.3 78.9 1.6 1.1 4.2 6.3 37.6 5.9 14.0 2.2 2.8
2011-12 25 GSW 61 27.0 10.3 4.6 1.5 1.0 0.4 1.7 42.2 81.6 0.8 1.0 3.6 4.8 36.0 3.6 8.6 1.3 1.6
2012-13 26 PHI 79 22.6 9.2 3.8 1.9 0.8 0.4 1.7 39.6 85.1 0.8 0.5 3.3 4.6 37.4 3.0 7.6 1.5 1.8
2013-14 27 POR 68 14.5 5.0 2.8 0.9 0.3 0.2 1.0 37.4 75.4 0.6 0.4 2.4 3.0 34.2 1.6 4.4 0.8 1.0
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Dorell Wright – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#2 Small Forward
Also Listed As:  #4 Power Forward, #6 Shooting Guard

1.  Nicolas Batum

2.  Dorell Wright

3.  Victor Claver

4.  James Southerland

Portland Trailblazers

True Shooting Percentage

52.4%

True Shooting % in 2013-14

In 2013-14, Dorell Wright had a true shooting percentage of 52.4%.

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Dorell Wright NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 18 3 36.0 9.3 1.3 4.0 5.3 0.0 0.0 27.3 100.0 4.0 0.0 1.3 5.3 0.0 4.0 14.7 1.3 1.3
2005-06 19 20 36.0 15.8 8.7 2.2 0.8 0.3 0.8 46.5 88.2 3.8 0.5 8.2 1.6 50.0 5.5 11.7 4.1 4.6
2006-07 20 66 36.0 11.0 7.6 2.6 1.1 1.3 0.1 44.5 74.4 1.8 1.1 6.5 0.9 14.7 4.5 10.1 1.8 2.4
2007-08 21 44 36.0 11.3 7.2 2.0 0.9 1.3 0.1 48.8 82.6 0.9 1.6 5.6 0.4 36.4 4.7 9.6 1.9 2.3
2008-09 22 6 36.0 8.9 9.9 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 40.0 33.3 3.0 1.0 8.9 0.0 0.0 3.9 9.9 1.0 3.0
2009-10 23 72 36.0 12.2 5.6 2.2 1.2 0.8 1.5 46.3 88.4 1.3 1.2 4.4 3.8 38.9 4.7 10.1 1.5 1.7
2010-11 24 GSW 82 36.0 15.4 4.9 2.8 1.4 0.7 2.2 42.3 78.9 1.5 1.0 3.9 5.9 37.6 5.5 13.1 2.1 2.6
2011-12 25 GSW 61 36.0 13.7 6.1 2.1 1.3 0.6 2.3 42.2 81.6 1.1 1.3 4.8 6.4 36.0 4.8 11.5 1.7 2.1
2012-13 26 PHI 79 36.0 14.7 6.1 3.0 1.3 0.7 2.7 39.6 85.1 1.3 0.8 5.2 7.3 37.4 4.8 12.1 2.4 2.8
2013-14 27 POR 68 36.0 12.5 7.0 2.3 0.8 0.6 2.5 37.4 75.4 1.4 1.1 5.9 7.4 34.2 4.1 10.9 1.9 2.5
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Dorell Wright NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 18 3 27 7 1 3 4 0 0 27.3 100.0 3 0 1 4 0.0 3 11 1 1
2005-06 19 20 132 58 32 8 3 1 3 46.5 88.2 14 2 30 6 50.0 20 43 15 17
2006-07 20 66 1292 393 272 95 41 46 5 44.5 74.4 65 40 232 34 14.7 162 364 64 86
2007-08 21 44 1104 347 220 60 29 41 4 48.8 82.6 29 48 172 11 36.4 143 293 57 69
2008-09 22 6 73 18 20 2 2 0 0 40.0 33.3 6 2 18 0 0.0 8 20 2 6
2009-10 23 72 1499 510 235 91 52 32 61 46.3 88.4 53 50 185 157 38.9 194 419 61 69
2010-11 24 GSW 82 3147 1344 431 242 124 63 194 42.3 78.9 133 88 343 516 37.6 485 1146 180 228
2011-12 25 GSW 61 1650 629 278 94 58 26 105 42.2 81.6 51 60 218 292 36.0 222 526 80 98
2012-13 26 PHI 79 1783 729 302 150 62 35 135 39.6 85.1 64 42 260 361 37.4 237 599 120 141
2013-14 27 POR 68 984 343 191 64 23 16 69 37.4 75.4 39 29 162 202 34.2 111 297 52 69
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Dorell Wright NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2004-05 18 3 9.0 30.6 27.3 17.2 17.2 1.0 1.3
2005-06 19 20 6.6 57.4 50.0 11.0 19.3 0.6 3.2
2006-07 20 66 19.6 48.9 45.2 16.9 11.6 1.5 8.5
2007-08 21 44 25.1 53.7 49.5 14.6 7.0 2.1 11.5
2008-09 22 6 12.2 39.8 40.0 6.5 19.6 0.3 3.3
2009-10 23 72 20.8 56.7 53.6 15.3 8.9 1.7 8.8
2010-11 24 GSW 82 38.4 53.9 50.8 14.9 8.2 1.8 16.6
2011-12 25 GSW 61 27.0 55.3 52.2 13.2 7.1 1.8 11.7
2012-13 26 PHI 79 22.6 55.1 50.8 17.1 7.3 2.3 10.5
2013-14 27 POR 68 14.5 52.4 49.0 14.9 9.1 1.6 5.8
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Dorell Wright 2013-14 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
May 17 at SAS                                
May 16 SAS                                
May 14 at SAS                                
May 12 SAS                                
May 10 SAS 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
May 8 at SAS                                
May 6 at SAS 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
May 4 at HOU                                
May 2 HOU 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Apr 30 at HOU 11 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 2 0 0 3
Apr 27 HOU 18 8 4 0 0 2 0 1 2 5 7 1 2 0 4 1
Apr 25 HOU 18 2 6 1 0 3 2 1 4 0 0 0 2 1 5 2
Apr 23 at HOU 18 15 4 2 2 3 1 4 5 4 4 3 4 1 3 1
Apr 20 at HOU 13 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 2 1
Apr 16 LAC 12 2 6 1 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
Apr 13 GSW 17 0 6 3 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
Apr 11 at UTA 14 5 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 3 1
Apr 9 SAC 16 3 4 2 2 0 1 1 5 0 0 1 4 0 4 1
Apr 6 NOP 19 4 3 2 0 1 0 1 4 2 2 0 3 2 1 0
Apr 4 PHO 8 5 2 0 0 1 1 1 3 2 3 1 2 1 1 2
Apr 1 at LAL 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Mar 30 MEM 13 1 7 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 7 2
Mar 28 at CHI 20 5 4 3 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 1 3 2 2 2
Mar 27 at ATL 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Mar 25 at ORL 26 8 8 1 0 0 2 3 11 0 0 2 6 0 8 1
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Mar 24 at MIA 19 7 3 1 0 0 3 2 7 1 2 2 6 1 2 1
Mar 22 at CHA 24 17 6 0 0 0 0 6 12 5 5 0 3 1 5 1
Mar 20 WAS 20 15 7 2 1 0 0 6 11 0 0 3 6 1 6 2
Mar 18 MIL 19 1 5 1 1 1 1 0 8 1 2 0 7 0 5 0
Mar 16 GSW 17 13 4 0 1 1 3 5 6 0 0 3 4 0 4 0
Mar 14 at NOP 28 15 4 3 0 1 1 4 8 3 4 4 6 0 4 3
Mar 12 at SAS 22 10 6 0 1 0 1 3 7 4 4 0 2 1 5 0
Mar 11 at MEM                                
Mar 9 at HOU                                
Mar 7 at DAL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Mar 5 ATL 16 5 4 1 0 0 0 1 4 2 3 1 3 0 4 0
Mar 3 LAL 16 8 2 0 1 0 0 3 6 0 0 2 4 1 1 1
Mar 1 DEN 14 8 2 0 0 0 0 3 7 0 0 2 6 0 2 2
Feb 26 BKN 25 4 6 5 0 1 0 1 4 1 2 1 4 1 5 2
Feb 25 at DEN 27 12 4 2 1 1 1 3 5 4 6 2 4 0 4 3
Feb 23 MIN 7 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 1
Feb 21 UTA 21 5 7 1 0 1 0 2 4 0 0 1 3 0 7 0
Feb 19 SAS 20 10 5 0 2 0 1 4 8 0 0 2 4 3 2 2
Feb 12 at LAC 12 5 1 3 1 0 0 1 2 2 2 1 2 0 1 1
Feb 11 OKC                                
Feb 8 at MIN 8 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 1
Feb 7 at IND 6 2 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 2 1 0
Feb 5 at NYK 13 6 1 2 1 0 0 1 4 3 3 1 3 0 1 2
Feb 3 at WAS                                
Feb 1 TOR 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Jan 28 MEM 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Jan 26 at GSW                                
Jan 25 MIN                                
Jan 23 DEN                                
Jan 21 at OKC                                
Jan 20 at HOU                                
Jan 18 at DAL 8 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
Jan 17 at SAS                                
Jan 15 CLE                                
Jan 11 BOS                                
Jan 8 ORL                                
Jan 7 at SAC                                
Jan 4 PHI 12 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Jan 2 CHA 16 6 3 1 1 0 3 2 6 0 0 2 5 0 3 2
Dec 31 at OKC 8 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
Dec 30 at NOP 11 6 0 1 1 0 2 1 5 3 4 1 4 0 0 1
Dec 28 MIA 13 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 1 2
Dec 26 LAC 15 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 1 4 0 0 0
Dec 21 NOP 14 7 2 0 0 0 1 2 3 2 3 1 2 0 2 1
Dec 18 at MIN 10 5 3 0 1 0 0 2 5 0 0 1 3 0 3 0
Dec 17 at CLE 13 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 1 4 0 1 0
Dec 15 at DET 13 3 1 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 0
Dec 14 at PHI 11 15 2 2 0 0 1 5 5 0 0 5 5 0 2 1
Dec 12 HOU 13 6 2 1 0 0 1 2 6 0 0 2 6 1 1 0
Dec 9 at UTA 17 6 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 0 0 2 5 0 0 3
Dec 7 DAL 13 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 3 0 3 0 0 0
Dec 6 UTA 10 6 1 0 0 1 2 2 4 0 0 2 3 0 1 0
Dec 4 OKC 16 7 3 0 0 0 1 3 7 0 0 1 4 1 2 1
Dec 2 IND 12 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 1 0 2 1
Dec 1 at LAL 13 4 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 2 3 0 3 2 1 2
Nov 27 at PHO 14 2 4 0 0 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 2 1 3 2
Nov 25 NYK 13 8 2 1 0 1 0 2 4 3 4 1 2 0 2 1
Nov 23 at GSW 21 6 2 2 0 0 0 2 8 1 2 1 4 0 2 0
Nov 22 CHI 13 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 1 0
Nov 20 at MIL 16 9 5 0 0 0 1 3 6 0 0 3 6 0 5 0
Nov 18 at BKN 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Nov 17 at TOR 14 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 2 1 2 2
Nov 15 at BOS 15 3 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 4 0 4 2
Nov 13 PHO 12 5 3 1 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 3 0
Nov 11 DET 19 11 4 0 0 0 0 4 7 0 0 3 5 0 4 1
Nov 9 at SAC 11 8 2 2 0 0 0 3 5 0 0 2 3 1 1 1
Nov 8 SAC 14 3 4 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 1 3 0 4 1
Nov 5 HOU 21 8 3 2 2 1 0 3 8 0 0 2 5 0 3 1
Nov 2 SAS 15 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0
Nov 1 at DEN 11 8 5 1 1 0 0 3 4 0 0 2 3 2 3 1
Oct 30 at PHO 12 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 3 3 0 1 0 1 0

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Dorell Wright: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Wright scored 15 points (4-5 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT) to go along with four rebounds, two assists, two steals and three blocks in 18 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday night.

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Wright drained a game-winning three-pointer from the left corner during Wednesday's game versus the Kings.

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Wright supplied five points (2-5 FG, 1-3 3Pt), four rebounds, and three assists in 20 minutes during Friday's victory in Chicago.

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Wright will likely serve as the backup power forward once LaMarcus Aldridge (back) is cleared to play, The Columbian reports. "When LaMarcus comes back, that's going to be 36 minutes," said coach Terry Stotts. "We have to look at him [Wright] as the backup four especially with Joel Freeland being out. Because we are able to change the pace of play."

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Wright garnered a season-high 28 minutes during Friday's victory in New Orleans, totaling 15 points (4-8 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 3-4 FT), four rebounds, three assists, and one block.

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Wright will start at power forward Friday in New Orleans, CSN Northwest reports.

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Wright scored 10 points (3-7 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT) and grabbed six rebounds in 22 minutes against San Antonio on Wednesday night.

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Wright has been a DNP-CD for the last two games.

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Wright started again in place of LaMarcus Aldridge (groin) and finished with 12 points (3-5 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 4-6 FT), four rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in 27 minutes Tuesday against the Nuggets.

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Wright earned only seven minutes of court time during Sunday's win against the Timberwolves, posting three points (1-2 3Pt), one rebound, and one assist.

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Wright will start Friday, the Portland Trail Blazers report.

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Wright scored 10 points (4-8 FG, 2-4 3Pt) to go along with five rebounds and two steals in 20 minutes against San Antonio on Wednesday night.

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2014-15

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2013-14

Wright won't be a starter, and he might not even be the first or second guy off the bench in Portland. But he averaged 1.7 three-pointers per game last season in just 23 minutes per game for the 76ers, so he can be productive even if he's at the back of the rotation. He used to be a great contributor in steals too (he averaged 0.8 per game in 2012-13), back when he was seeing more playing time, but at this point, he's primarily just a long-range specialist. He's an 81 percent free-throw shooter for his career, but he has only averaged more than two attempts per game from the charity stripe once in his career, and it's unlikely that he gets there again this season. Since 4.6 of his 7.6 field-goal attempts per game last season were from beyond the arc, he posted a 40 field-goal percentage - his worst mark since his rookie season in 2004-05. Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum are easily ahead of Wright on the depth chart, and Victor Claver at the three and Mo Williams and C.J. McCollum at the two could also threaten his playing time. He's had two mediocre seasons since his remarkable career year in 2010-11, so any of his former owners who are still fiending for a repeat performance need to put those dreams to rest.

2012-13

What a difference a year makes. Wright was one of the most improved players in the league in 2010-11, and was one of the premier three-point marksmen in basketball. Then last season, with a new regime and some lineup shuffling, Wright’s numbers took a heavy hit. He didn’t play significantly worse; his minutes just got sliced from 38.4 minutes per game to 27 minutes per game, and his other numbers dropped off accordingly. Wright could figure to start at the three for the 76ers. The only problem is he’s surrounded by more proven wings in Philly than he ever was in Golden State. With Evan Turner, Thaddeus Young, Nick Young and Jason Richardson all in the fold, Wright will have to impress coach Doug Collins to see 30-plus minutes per game in 2012-13. It’s hard to see him approaching the season he had two years ago, but he could definitely do better than his 2011-12 numbers. Wright can still stroke it – he shot 36 percent from downtown, making 1.3 three-pointers per game last season. Late in a draft, Wright is certainly worth a flyer, especially since we’ve already seen him display how good he can be in fantasy when given enough minutes.

2011-12

Wright signed with Warriors as a free agent last offseason and found himself in a good situation for fantasy purposes. Wright played in all 82 games, while averaging 16.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.4 three-pointers, 1.5 steals, 0.8 blocks and 1.6 turnovers in 38 minutes. While Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry typically dominate the ball, they also create plenty of open looks from long range and absorb most of the team’s turnover risk. Even if new Warriors coach Mark Jackson were to limit Wright’s contributions on the offensive end next season, Wright’s ability to contribute in defensive categories (steals/blocks) will keep him a relevant and useful fantasy contributor. Wright is the kind of player whose lack of dominant scoring, rebound and assist numbers allow him to fly under the radar, masking his significant overall value across the board.

2010-11

Wright was taken directly out of high school by the Heat with the 19th-overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft – the second-to-last year in which high schoolers were draft-eligible – and is probably one of the better examples of how the practice could affect a player's development. Despite his obvious physical abilities – Wright is 6-7, 200, has been measured at a 40-inch vertical, and offers competent ball-handling and shooting skills – Wright failed to show any hint of real NBA ability until last year. Yes, some of the delay was due to injuries – including a torn ACL during the 2007-08 season – but a lack of playing time has retarded his skills. Wright will vie for minutes at the three with last year's late-season sensation Reggie Williams. With something like 25 minutes per game, he could becomes rosterable, providing average to above-average production in threes and free-throw shooting – along with more blocks than a wing would generally offer.

2009-10

Wright just hasn't stayed healthy enough to warrant any consistent playing time during his five years with the Heat. After missing all but six games with a knee injury last year, Wright enters the final year of a contract in competition with James Jones and Yakhouba Diawara for minutes at small forward. They keep waiting for the athleticism to lead to a breakthrough, but patience is waning.

2008-09

Wright is a wild card for the Heat. Like pretty much everyone else playing in South Beach last season, he missed a significant amount of games last season -- 38 to be exact. But when he did play he posted career highs in minutes per game with 25.1, points per game with 7.9, and saw his steals, rebounds and blocks increase from the previous season. The thing we love about Wright is that season to season his stats increase across the board in virtually every statistical category. Watch his stats closely early on this season as his performance on the floor will dictate just how much he plays. At his best, Wright will not score a ton of points for your fantasy team, but could be someone who could fill up a box score at the end of the night.

2007-08

Wright had a bit of a breakout campaign last season, bringing plenty of energy and athleticism to the Miami frontcourt. He'll compete with Antoine Walker for the starting job at small forward, and if he ends up getting significant minutes, Wright could emerge as a bit of a sleeper given his ability to contribute at both ends of the floor. Wright has been working on his perimeter scoring throughout the offseason in an effort to fully refine his game and prepare for an expanded role.

2006-07

Wright may share some of the ball-handling duties when Miami rests their point guards, but he's also a playing-time casualty due to the team's strong depth ahead of him.

2005-06

If game time development is what Wright wants, he’s in the wrong city. But if learning the game from one of the best development staffs in the league and learning how to win is what he wants, he should be on top of the world. Wright has a ways to go before he will get the playing time needed to be a significant player. His time will come, just not likely during this season.

2004-05

If you know anything about Pat Riley-lead organizations, it is that he does not like relying on rookies (Dwyane Wade aside). That concept explains why it took until the 2004 draft for the Heat to take its first high schooler. Wright fills a definite need for the Heat at the 3, but we don't expect that to take place this year. 2004 will likely be a learning period for the youngster, and we look for his impact to not be felt until 2005 and beyond.

2003-04

Possibly best unknown talent in America. Extremely athletic, can shoot the ball, handle and even pass. Also a big time rebunder. Can play both the two and the three. Pretty inexperienced. Still needs to work on his body. Scouts fear he's too raw.