Dorell Wright SG/F POR 9 months ago

Wright (hand) took on a situational role with the Blazers in the 2014-15 season, averaging 4.6 points (on 38 percent shooting), 2.3 rebounds, 0.9 assists, and 0.9 three-pointers in 12 minutes across 48 contests.

Whenever coach Terry Stotts was required to fill a hole in the rotation this season, he called upon the 6-foot-7 Wright, who filled in both as a small-ball power forward and traditional small forward. Making no overtures for additional run or more consistent playing time, Wright could come off the bench at Stotts' whim and log effective minutes. Prior to breaking the fourth metacarpal in his left hand on Apr. 1, Wright was forced into action with Wesley Matthews (Achilles) out for the season and starting forwards, LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum, ailing with respective injuries. During the seven-game stretch, which included one start, he averaged 8.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.3 three-pointers in 21 minutes. As an unrestricted free agent this summer, Wright will be best served waiting out the market and find the best situation possible, but a return to Portland could be contingent upon where Aldridge and Matthews land in free agency.

Dorell Wright SG/F POR 10 months ago

Wright (hand) is shooting around prior to Wednesday's Game 2 against the Grizzlies, Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports.

Wright, who will remain out Wednesday, is progressing in his recovery from a fractured left hand, which he suffered at the beginning of the month. Originally given a 4-to-6 week timetable, he's without a target return date, but it's possible he could be back at some point during this first-round series.

Dorell Wright SG/F POR 10 months ago

Wright (hand) is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks.

Wright fractured a bone in his left hand, and it initially sounded as though he may try to play through the ailment. However, the team's medical staff has decided to sideline him for at least four weeks, meaning he'll miss the rest of the regular season and the start of the playoffs. It's possible Wright could return late in the first round, but it seems more likely that he'd be back for round two, if the Blazers were to advance.

Dorell Wright SG/F POR 10 months ago

Wright (hand) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Lakers in Los Angeles.

Wright sustained a fractured fourth metacarpal in his left hand near the end of Wednesday's loss to the Clippers. In the aftermath of the contest, he relayed that he would play through the injury, if the team's medical staff allowed it. With the ruling that he won't play Friday, the Blazers have yet to release a potential return date. As a result, consider him questionable for Saturday's contest against the Pelicans.

Dorell Wright SG/F POR 10 months ago

Wright (hand) will travel with the Blazers to Los Angeles, but his status for Friday's game is yet to be determined, Jabari Young of Comcast SportsNet reports.

Wright broke a bone in his left hand during Wednesday's game against the Clippers, but it appears he may attempt to play through the fracture. It's on his non-shooting hand, so the impact on his scoring and shooting ability may be minimal, but he obviously faces the possibility of irritation or re-injury.

Dorell Wright SG/F POR 10 months ago

Wright broke a bone in his hand during Thursday's game against the Clippers.

Wright has played a regular role for the Trail Blazers for a few weeks after seeing sporadic action for much of the season, but this injury puts his availability moving forward in question. The Trail Blazers say Wright's status has yet to be determined, but expect them to provide an update in the near future.

Dorell Wright SG/F POR 11 months ago

Wright posted 15 points, five rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 27 minutes of action Wednesday against the Jazz.

Wright returned to the bench with LaMarcus Aldridge back in the lineup but still managed to see extra minutes with Nicolas Batum out. Still, Batum isn't expected to be out for too long, which means Wright won't hold much value moving forward.

Dorell Wright SG/F POR 11 months ago

Wright started in place of LaMarcus Aldridge (finger) on Tuesday, recording 12 points (4-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, and two assists in 21 minutes during the loss to the Warriors.

Wright's candidacy for the nod was likely bolstered by the opponent, and he proceeded to pour in seven points in the first quarter and 12 by halftime to help pace the Blazers to a five-point lead. While he failed to commit a turnover or pick up a foul, he also didn't log a second of playing time after Golden State went on a 16-5 run in the initial 5:38 of the second half. A decision has yet to be made on the statuses of Aldridge or Nicolas Batum (back), but Wright will likely remain in the starting five, if one (or both) are unable to suit up.

Dorell Wright SG/F POR 11 months ago

Wright will start in Tuesday's game against the Warriors, digital reporter Casey Holdahl reports.

Portland is dealing with multiple injuries to their normal starting five so Wright is in line to see an abnormal amount of minutes Tuesday. This isn't expected to be a long-term fixture, however, so Wright has more value in daily formats than anything else.

Dorell Wright SG/F POR 11 months ago

Wright played 25 minutes Saturday, scoring 10 points (4-11 FG, 2-4 3Pt) with six rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block.

The 25 minutes were Wright's highest since December 19th and was forced into action with both Nicolas Batum (back) and LaMarcus Aldridge (hand) missing for the second half. If Batum and Aldridge have to miss time, Wright will be pressed into action, but he's not a must-add, with his major contribution being in the three-pointers category.