Delon Wright
Delon Wright
26-Year-Old GuardG
Toronto Raptors
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Wright was in consideration for the backup point guard role to start the 2017-18 campaign following the departure of Cory Joseph. However, it was Fred VanVleet that stepped up and secured that role. That left Wright to fight for the bulk of his playing time at the shooting guard position, where he did ultimately find some success. In a career-high 20.8 minutes, Wright finished the season with averages of 8.0 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.0 steal. He also upped his efficiency across the board, shooting 46.5 percent from the field, 36.6 percent from three-point land and 82.9 percent from the charity stripe. Wright's most notable outing of the year came Jan. 3 against the Bulls, when he posted a whopping 25-point, 13-rebound double-double. That shows his overall upside, but it's unclear if the minutes will be there once again during the upcoming campaign. The Raptors dealt DeMar DeRozan to the Spurs, but brought back superstar Kawhi Leonard and seasoned veteran Danny Green. Both players have the ability to play shooting guard, which blocks Wright's path to a bigger workload. At this point, Wright seems likely to fit into a similar role, providing steady defense off the bench and solid, but not spectacular, contributions across the box score. That will limit his Fantasy utility to only the deepest of leagues. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $3.08 million contract with the Raptors in July of 2015. Raptors exercised option for the 2017-18 season in October of 2016.
Fills box score off bench in win
GToronto Raptors
April 25, 2018
Wright scored 18 points (6-10 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT) to go along with five rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block across 26 minutes off the bench in Wednesday's 108-98 win over the Wizards.
ANALYSIS
Wright led Raptors players in bench minutes in this well-rounded performance, which saw him chip in across the board. He also finished second on the team in scoring thanks to an efficient shooting night and provided strong defensive metrics. Wright has emerged as a core rotation player and has averaged 15.7 points per game on 55 percent shooting in the team's three wins this series.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Wright has played in a total of 54 games during his two-year career, with 27 of those coming during the 2016-17 campaign. Despite taking part in less than half of the team's contests, Wright still nearly doubled his playing time, going from 8.5 minutes per game during his rookie season to 16.5 this past year. He translated that to 5.6 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.0 steal, while shooting 42.2 percent from the floor and 33.3 percent from deep. Wright is considered an excellent defender, but his shot needs some work, which could limit his productivity in his third season. However, the Raptors did trade away Cory Joseph to the Pacers during the offseason, which opens up the backup point guard job. Wright is currently the favorite to take that spot behind Kyle Lowry, although Fred VanVleet could try and push him for it during training camp. Either way, Joseph's departure should mean a significant boost in minutes for Wright, but it likely won't be enough to cement him as a reliable Fantasy target in most leagues.
Snagged with the 20th overall pick in this year's draft, Wright enters the NBA with a profile as an excellent defender and adept distributor who could use a lot of work on his offensive game. In 35 NCAA games last year as the starting point guard for Utah, Wright averaged 33 minutes, 14.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 2.1 steals, 1.0 block, and 0.7 three-pointers while shooting 51 percent from the floor, 36 percent from three-point range, and 84 percent from the free-throw line. At a skinny six-foot-five, he offers length at the position that starter Kyle Lowry can't, but the signing of Cory Joseph likely leaves Wright third on the depth chart, restricting the minutes he'll get as a rookie but also allowing him an opportunity to acclimate to the pros in a low-pressure role. Assuming he uses his time wisely to get stronger, improve upon his slow and awkward release, and develop into at least an adequate shooter, Wright should emerge with a significant spot in the backcourt rotation as soon as next season.
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Low production despite increased minutes
GToronto Raptors
April 23, 2018
Wright finished with seven points (3-7 FG, 1-3 3Pt), five assists, three rebounds, one steal and one block in 27 minutes during Sunday's 106-98 loss to the Wizards.
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Flirts with triple-double Wednesday
GToronto Raptors
April 5, 2018
Wright had eight points (4-9 FG), nine rebounds, eight assists, two steals and two blocks in 26 minutes during Wednesday's 96-78 victory over the Celtics.
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Plays just 11 minutes in loss
GToronto Raptors
March 31, 2018
Wright compiled just two points on 1-of-4 shooting, adding two rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 11 minutes during Saturday's 110-99 loss to Boston.
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Contributes all-around line Tuesday
GToronto Raptors
March 20, 2018
Wright contributed 10 points (3-6 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-6 FT), five rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block across 28 minutes during a 93-86 win over the Magic on Tuesday.
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Headed back to bench role
GToronto Raptors
March 18, 2018
Wright will return to a bench role for Sunday's matchup with the Thunder.
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