Dorell Wright SG/SF POR 5 days 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/SF POR 6 days 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/SF POR 6 days 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/SF POR 1 week 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.

Dorell Wright SG/SF POR 4 weeks ago

Wright scored eight points (3-4 FG, 2-2 3Pt) to go with one assist in 13 minutes off the bench Thursday against the Mavericks.

Since the Trail Blazers acquired Arron Afflalo after the All-Star break, Wright has seen his workload shrink to just eight minutes per game. However, with Wesley Matthews (Achilles) out for the season, Wright might see the court more often, though he is still not relevant in most fantasy leagues at this time.

Dorell Wright SG/SF POR 2 months ago

Wright saw the floor for just 10 minutes Thursday as Thomas Robinson got the start at power forward. He only managed one point and one rebound, but added two steals in the loss to the Celtics.

Wright's benching came as a surprise seeing as how he filled in admirably Wednesday with 15 points and five assists. He and Thomas Robinson will likely be battling for the starting power forward spot in LaMarcus Aldrige's absence.

Dorell Wright SG/SF POR 2 months ago

Wright will come off the bench Thursday against the Celtics, The Oregonian reports.

Wright was moved to the bench with the news that Thomas Robinson was a late addition to the starting lineup. There was no indication of the switch prior to the game, but it could impact his minutes for Thursday's game. He remains one of the options to receive added minutes, however, as LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb) will miss six-to-eight weeks.

Dorell Wright SG/SF POR 2 months ago

Wright moved into the starting lineup replacing LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb) against the Suns on Wednesday. He scored 15 points (4-10 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 4-6 FT) with three rebounds, five assists and two steals in 35 minutes during the away loss.

Wright has only played more than 20 minutes in one other outing this season. Aldridge's timetable is still be confirmed as MRI results were inconclusive. If you need a healthy body who can contribute in the short term, and could benefit if Aldridge's injury is serious, then give Wright consideration.

Dorell Wright SG/SF POR 2 months ago

Wright will get the nod Wednesday against the Suns, The Oregonian reports.

Wright will receive the first opportunity to start for LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb), as he did in every one of Aldridge's 13 absences last season. While it isn't out of the realm of possibility for Wright to match his output from those outings -- 8.6 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.6 three-pointers, and 1.4 assists in 20 minutes per game -- Thomas Robinson and Meyers Leonard are also present to cover for a bruised and battered frontcourt.

Dorell Wright SG/SF POR 2 months ago

Wright provided nine points (3-6 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three assists, two rebounds, and two steals in 16 minutes during Monday's victory versus the Kings.

Wright has contributed in some way, shape, or form in nearly every game since Robin Lopez fractured his right hand on Dec. 15. Additional injuries to Joel Freeland (shoulder) and LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb) could hand Wright further relevance in the forward rotation, especially if Aldridge's ailment is considered serious. During the All-Star's 13 DNPs last season, Wright entered the starting lineup as a stretch four, which coach Terry Stotts may be forced to trot out in the short term. Even if Wright realizes an expanded workload, though, he's unlikely to provide much outside of three-pointers, as evidenced by 2.4 treys per 36 minutes in 2014-15.