Chris Wright (basketball, born 1988)

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Chris Wright
Chris Wright (2).JPG
No. 33 – Oklahoma City Blue
Position Power forward
League NBA Development League
Personal information
Born (1988-09-30) September 30, 1988 (age 28)
Trotwood, Ohio
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school Trotwood-Madison (Trotwood, Ohio)
College Dayton (2007–2011)
NBA draft 2011 / Undrafted
Playing career 2011–present
Career history
2011 Maine Red Claws
2011–2012 Golden State Warriors
2012 Dakota Wizards
2012–2014 Maine Red Claws
2014 Milwaukee Bucks
2014–2015 Turów Zgorzelec
2015–2016 Maccabi Rishon LeZion
2016–present Oklahoma City Blue
Career highlights and awards
  • Israeli League champion (2016)
  • All-NBA D-League Second Team (2014)
  • NBA D-League All-Defensive Second Team (2014)
  • 2× NBA D-League All-Star (2013–2014)
  • All-NBA D-League Third Team (2013)
  • NBA D-League All-Defensive First Team (2013)
  • NIT champion (2010)
  • First-team All-Atlantic 10 (2010)
  • Second-team All-Atlantic 10 (2009)
  • Third-team All-Atlantic 10 (2011)
  • Atlantic 10 All-Freshman Team (2008)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Chris Wright (born September 30, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA Development League. He played college basketball for the University of Dayton.[1] He has previously played in the NBA for the Golden State Warriors and Milwaukee Bucks.

High school and college career[edit]

Wright attended Trotwood-Madison High School and, after graduating, chose to attend the nearby University of Dayton from 2007 to 2011. While at Dayton, Wright was considered the "greatest above-the-rim player" in Flyers history upon graduating in May 2011.[2] He holds school records for dunks and blocked shots in a career and was named to the all-Atlantic 10 team three times in his career, a first for a Dayton Flyer.[2]

Professional career[edit]

2011–12 season[edit]

Wright went undrafted in the 2011 NBA draft and subsequently chose not to play outside of the United States during the 2011 NBA lockout. On November 3, 2011, he was selected with the 3rd overall pick by the Maine Red Claws in the 2011 NBA Development League Draft.[3] He appeared in four games with the Red Claws, averaging 17 points, 10.8 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 31.3 minutes.

On December 10, 2011, Wright signed with the Golden State Warriors.[4] On April 26, 2012, Wright made his first and only start of the season in the last game of the season. In 46 minutes of action, he recorded 25 points, 8 rebounds, 2 blocks and 1 steal in a 101-107 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.[5] During his rookie season, Wright was assigned to the Dakota Wizards of the NBA D-League three times.[6][7][8]

2012–13 season[edit]

In July 2012, Wright joined the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors for the 2012 Las Vegas Summer League.[9] On September 21, 2012, Wright signed with the Raptors.[10] However, he was later waived by the Raptors on October 22, 2012.[11]

On November 1, 2012, Wright was re-acquired by the Maine Red Claws.[12] On February 4, 2013, Wright was named to the Futures All-Star roster for the 2013 NBA D-League All-Star Game.[13]

2013–14 season[edit]

In July 2013, Wright joined the Indiana Pacers for the Orlando Summer League and the Toronto Raptors for the Las Vegas Summer League.

On September 19, 2013, Wright signed with the Toronto Raptors.[14] However, he was later waived by the Raptors on October 26, 2013.[15] On October 31, 2013, he was re-acquired by the Maine Red Claws.[16] On February 3, 2014, Wright was named to the Futures All-Star roster for the 2014 NBA D-League All-Star Game.[17]

On March 14, 2014, Wright signed a 10-day contract with the Milwaukee Bucks.[18] On March 24, 2014, he was not offered a second 10-day contract after his first 10-day contract expired. The next day, he was re-acquired by the Red Claws.[19] On April 5, 2014, he signed another 10-day contract with the Bucks.[20] On April 15, 2014, he signed a multi-year deal with the Bucks.[21]

2014–15 season[edit]

In July 2014, Wright joined the Milwaukee Bucks for the 2014 NBA Summer League. On October 16, 2014, he was waived by the Bucks.[22] On October 26, 2014, he signed with Turów Zgorzelec of Poland for the 2014–15 season.[23]

2015–16 season[edit]

On August 8, 2015, Wright signed with Maccabi Rishon LeZion of the Israeli Basketball Premier League.[24] He helped Maccabi win the 2015–16 Israeli League championship.

2016–17 season[edit]

On September 23, 2016, Wright signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder.[25] However, he was later waived by the Thunder on October 24 after appearing in one preseason game.[26] On November 3, he was acquired by the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA Development League.[27]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 Golden State 24 1 7.8 .511 .000 .774 1.9 .2 .3 .5 2.9
2013–14 Milwaukee 8 0 15.8 .600 .000 .400 2.5 .6 .9 .6 6.0
Career 32 1 9.7 .550 .000 .652 2.0 .3 .4 .6 3.7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harris, Doug (June 24, 2011). "UD's Wright not giving up on NBA goal". DaytonDailyNews.com. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Chris Wright begins NBA career today". DaytonFlyers.com. December 25, 2011. Retrieved December 26, 2011. 
  3. ^ "RED CLAWS SELECT CHRIS WRIGHT IN FIRST ROUND". NBA.com. November 3, 2011. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Warriors Sign Free Agent Forwards Gary Flowers and Chris Wright". NBA.com. December 10, 2011. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Notebook: Spurs 107, Warriors 101". NBA.com. April 26, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  6. ^ Warriors Assign Chris Wright To Dakota Wizards Of NBA Development League
  7. ^ Warriors Assign Chris Wright To Dakota Wizards Of NBA Development League
  8. ^ Warriors Assign Chris Wright To The Dakota Wizards Of NBA Development League
  9. ^ Chris Wright leaves Warriors for Raptors
  10. ^ Raptors Sign McNeal And Wright
  11. ^ Toronto Raptors waive Jerel McNeal and Chris Wright
  12. ^ SILAS, WRIGHT & OGUCHI SET TO RETURN TO RED CLAWS Archived December 28, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ 2013 NBA Development League All-Star Game Rosters Announced Archived October 22, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ Toronto Raptors sign Chris Wright, Carlos Morais, Julyan Stone
  15. ^ Toronto Raptors waive Carlos Morais and Chris Wright
  16. ^ Maine Red Claws Announce First 11 Players Invited to Training Camp
  17. ^ Eighth Annual NBA D-League All-Star Game Features 16 Players With NBA Experience
  18. ^ Bucks Sign Free-Agent Chris Wright
  19. ^ Chris Wright Reacquired by Red Claws
  20. ^ Bucks sign Chris Wright to 10-day contract
  21. ^ Bucks Sign Chris Wright
  22. ^ Bucks Request Waivers on Wright and Millsap
  23. ^ Former Bucks forward Chris Wright signs with PGE Turow Zgorzelec
  24. ^ Chris Wright signs with Maccabi Rishon LeZion
  25. ^ "Thunder Adds Caruso, Tarczewski and Wright to Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. September 23, 2016. Retrieved September 23, 2016. 
  26. ^ "Thunder Waives Four". NBA.com. October 24, 2016. Retrieved October 24, 2016. 
  27. ^ "Oklahoma City Blue Announces Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. November 3, 2016. Retrieved November 5, 2016. 

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