Delon Wright
Delon Wright
28-Year-Old GuardG
Dallas Mavericks
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Wright will take the court for Dallas this season after signing a three-year, $29 million deal. Wright spent his first three and a half years in the league in Toronto, playing primarily as a backup. He was traded to Memphis ahead of last season's deadline in the Marc Gasol trade and had a huge breakout for the Grizzlies to end the year. In 26 games for Memphis, Wright averaged career highs in points (12.2), rebounds (5.4) and assists (5.3), adding 2.2 combined blocks/steals across 30.8 minutes per contest. He's an athletic guard and an above-average rebounder who can score and assist when given the minutes. He's likely to open the season as Dallas' starting PG alongside Luka Doncic in the backcourt, though the Mavericks could choose to play Doncic at the three and Wright at the two. In either case, Wright seems to have a pretty clear path to minutes with his new team, and his all-around game makes him an interesting fantasy player across most formats. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $29 million contract with the Grizzlies in July of 2019. Traded to the Mavericks in July of 2019.
Personal Bio

Delon Reginald Wright was born in Los Angeles, California, to Ray and Stacy Wright. His older brother, Dorell, played 11 seasons in the NBA with Miami, Golden State, Philadelphia and Portland from 2004-15 and was a member of the Heat's 2006 NBA Championship team. Delon attended Leuzinger High School in Lawndale, California. As a senior, he led Leuzinger to the California State Championship and was named the CIF Southern Section Division 1A Player of the Year. In 2017, Delon and his brother Dorell (along with Dorell's wife, Mia) established the Wright Legacy Foundation (https://wrightlegacyfdn.org/) with the mission to "promote the development of young people residing in California through mentorship and high level coaching, aimed at achieving high-level college placement percentages within colleges and universities throughout the country." Learn more about Delon Wright by following him on Twitter (@delonwright).

College/International Summary

Wright spent two seasons at City College of San Francisco before transferring to the University of Utah. The 6-foot-5 guard was an instant success for the Utes. He was a starter from the opening tip and paced the team with 15.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 2.5 steals and 1.3 blocks. Wright helped coach Larry Krystokwiak turn the team around from a six-win squad to a competitor. The California native had five double-doubles, including 17 points, 11 assists and seven steals in a loss to Colorado. He was named to the All-Pac-12 Team and All-Defensive Team. He flirted with the NBA Draft before returning for his senior season. With a better team, Wright's stats dipped a touch to 14.5 points, 5.1 assists, 4.9 assists, 2.1 steals and 1.0 blocks. The Utes advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in seven seasons and Wright guided the team to the Sweet 16. He became the first Utah player to be named to back-to-back All-Pac-12 teams and won the Bob Cousy Award as the top collegiate point guard. Wright was selected with the 20th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft by the Toronto Raptors.

Stuffs stat sheet in win
GDallas Mavericks
March 11, 2020
Wright contributed 10 points (3-8 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds, four assists, four steals and one block in 28 minutes during the Mavericks' 113-97 Wednesday night victory versus the Nuggets.
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Wright finished at a team-high plus-27 off the bench Wednesday. He had strong fantasy numbers in Memphis to close last season and is connecting on career-best percentages from the field as well as from beyond the arc this season in Dallas. Wright is a name to remember in case of future injuries or an offseason trade.
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2018

Wright began the 2018-19 season with the Raptors, who went on to win the NBA title without him, as he was traded to the Grizzlies at February's trade deadline. With Toronto, Wright played 49 games, starting on two occasions while averaging 6.9 points and 2.6 assists in 18.3 minutes per game. His usage spiked following the trade, though, as Wright logged an average of 30.8 minutes per game for Memphis. He took full advantage of that increase in playing time, averaging 12.1 points, 5.3 assists, 5.4 rebounds and 1.6 steals in his new digs. After scoring in double digits 13 times with the Raptors, he did so 17 times in 26 games (11 starts) with the Grizzlies. Wright ended the season on a particularly high note, logging the first three triple-doubles of his career in the last four games of the campaign. In the most impressive of those outings, Apr. 5 against the Mavericks, Wright racked up career highs in both points (26) and assists (14) along with 10 rebounds. Overall, Wright averaged 8.7 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.3 steals per game -- all career bests. He set a new single-game best in steals as well, picking up five on Mar. 30 against Phoenix.

2017

Wright continued to increase his playing time and scoring output while enjoying better health in his third NBA season. He finished with a career-best 8.0 points per game while averaging a career-high 20.8 minutes across 69 games. Wright mostly served as a bench option for Toronto, as 65 of those appearances came off the bench. Coming off the bench didn't stop him from delivering the biggest performance of his career Jan. 3 against the Bulls. In that game, the Utah product racked up a career-high 25 points on 10-of-15 shooting (including 4-of-5 from downtown) along with a career-high 13 rebounds, five assists, four steals and a block. He posted his second-highest-scoring game of the year 12 days later on Jan. 15, hitting 5-of-6 shots from beyond the arc en route to 20 points against the Sixers. Wright did plenty of damage from 3-point range all year long, shooting a solid 36.6 percent from beyond the arc on a career-high 2.2 attempts per game. He also chipped in new career highs with 2.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game while averaging 1.0 steals per game for the second straight year. Wright saw more postseason playing time than ever, appearing in all 10 of Toronto's games across two rounds. In Game 1 of the first round against Washington, he set a personal playoff best with 18 points, adding four assists, three steals and a block. Wright went on to score 18 again in Game 5 of that series.

2016

Wright's sophomore season in the NBA was derailed by a shoulder injury. Between that ailment and some time in the D-League, Wright didn't make his season debut until Feb. 14. He scored 11 points in his second game back, though, and went on to deliver double-digit scoring on seven occasions. Wright scored a season-high 13 points twice -- both on the road against the Heat, and less than two weeks apart (Mar. 11 and Mar. 23). In the latter game, Wright pulled down a season-high seven rebounds. He improved his free-throw percentage to 76.4 while shooting 42.2 percent from the field, including 33.3 percent from 3-point range. Wright racked up a career-high four blocked shots on Mar. 3 against Washington. He also picked up four steals Apr. 2 against the Sixers. Over the course of his five games with the D-League's Raptors 905, Wright posted 12.6 points, 5.2 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.6 blocks per contest. Back in the NBA, he enjoyed a somewhat greater role in the playoffs than he had as a rookie, appearing in nine of the Raptors' 10 postseason games. That included Game 3 of the first round against Milwaukee, in which Wright piled up 13 points and six boards.

2015

The Raptors selected Wright 20th overall out of Utah in the 2015 NBA Draft, and he went on to bounce between the big club and the D-League's Raptors 905 throughout the 2015-16 campaign. The younger brother of NBA veteran Dorell Wright, Delon sparkled in his 15 D-League games, averaging 17.7 points, 6.5 assists and 5.0 rebounds with a terrific 53.6 shooting percentage and 80.6 free-throw percentage. At the NBA level, his opportunities were typically limited, as Wright played just 8.5 minutes per game over 27 contests, starting once. He averaged 3.8 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists while shooting 45.0 percent from the field and 74.3 percent from the line for the Raptors. However, on those occasions when Wright received significant playing time, he showed that he could contribute in multiple areas. He scored in double digits all four times that he played more than 22 minutes. On Apr. 8, Wright scored a season-high 19 points against the Pacers. Five days later, he stuffed the stat sheet with 18 points, a season-high seven assists, five rebounds and two blocks (also a season high) against the Nets to close out the regular season. Wright got his first taste of postseason action in the Raptors' three-series playoff run, appearing in nine of 20 games. He delivered seven points in just 9:42 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals against Cleveland, then six points with two steals in 12 minutes in Game 5 of that series.

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Transaction History
  • June 25, 2015
    Drafted by the Toronto Raptors in the 1st round (20th pick) of the 2015 NBA Draft and signed a rookie deal shortly thereafter
  • February 7, 2019
    Traded by the Toronto Raptors with C.J. Miles, Jonas Valanciunas and a 2024 2nd round draft pick to the Memphis Grizzlies for Marc Gasol.
  • July 8, 2019
    Signed a three-year deal as a free agent with the Memphis Grizzlies.
  • July 8, 2019
    Traded by the Grizzlies to the Dallas Mavericks for two future 2nd round draft picks
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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.
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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Well-rounded line as starter
GDallas Mavericks
March 1, 2020
Wright recorded four points (2-9 FG, 0-3 3Pt), eight rebounds, six assists and three steals in 32 minutes during Sunday's 111-91 win over the Timberwolves.
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Filling in for Doncic
GDallas Mavericks
March 1, 2020
Wright will start at point guard Sunday against the Timberwolves.
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Plays through ankle issue
GDallas Mavericks
February 13, 2020
Wright (ankle) logged 26 minutes and finished with six points (1-5 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), four rebounds, four assists and one block Wednesday in the Mavericks' 130-111 win over the Kings.
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Good to go
GDallas Mavericks
February 12, 2020
Wright (ankle) is available for Wednesday's game against the Kings.
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Expects to play Wednesday
GDallas Mavericks
Ankle
February 11, 2020
Wright (ankle) is expected to play Wednesday against the Kings.
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