Dorell Wright SG/SF POR 8 Hrs

Wright came off the bench for a season-high 12 minutes Friday against the Bulls.

Wright has had a diminished role in Portland this season as he's only seen action in six games while averaging 6.8 minutes on the court during those contests. As it stands, there's no reason to think Wright will see significant time on the court this season.

Dorell Wright SG/SF POR 7 Months

Dorell Wright played just 18 minutes off the bench in Wednesday's Game 2 win, but was highly effective with 15 points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals, three blocks and three 3-pointers.

That was what we were looking for a few weeks ago when Wright was filling in for Aldridge late in the regular season, but he was never nearly this good. If you took a flier on him in a daily money league, he might have been a lifesaver. Just don't expect him to do it again anytime soon.

Dorell Wright SG/SF POR 8 Months

Dorell Wright did not score on his two shots in 10 minutes against the Hawks on Thursday.

He was obviously going to lose some playing time and shots with LaMarcus Aldridge back in the lineup, but it was not expected to be this large of a decrease. Fantasy owners should have already moved on from Wright.

Dorell Wright SG/SF POR 8 Months

Dorell Wright played 26 minutes in another start for Portland on Tuesday, finishing with eight points, eight rebounds, one assist and two turnovers.

He knocked down two 3-pointers, but made only 3-of-11 shots and didn't have any steals or blocks. LaMarcus Aldridge (back) is questionable to return for Thursday's game, and once he's healthy Wright will shift to a backup-PF role with negligible fantasy appeal.

Dorell Wright SG/SF POR 8 Months

Dorell Wright logged just 19 minutes in Monday's loss to the Heat, scoring seven points on 2-of-7 shooting (2-of-6 from deep) with three rebounds, one assist and no steals or blocks.

This isn't killing owners that took the plunge for the five-game week but generally speaking it's not paying the bills. Once the schedule is no longer a factor in his favor, he'll need to quickly pick up the pace in order to stay on 12-14 team rosters, assuming LaMarcus Aldridge is still out.

Dorell Wright SG/SF POR 8 Months

Dorell Wright scored a season-high 17 points vs. the Bobcats on Saturday to go with six boards and no turnovers in 24 minutes.

He didn't make any 3-pointers tonight and made all five shots from the free throw line. Wright has been in the teens in four of his last five games, averaging 12.2 points, 5.2 boards, 0.6 steals, 0.6 blocks and 2.0 triples in that span. He's holding some nice short-term value while LaMarcus Aldridge (back) is out.

Dorell Wright SG/SF POR 8 Months

Dorell Wright matched his season-high 15 points vs. the Wizards on Thursday with seven boards, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in just 20 minutes.

He was used a top tonight with 11 shots in his limited playing time. Wright was going to the rim and wasn't too shabby on the defensive end either. LaMarcus Aldridge (back) could be back soon, so if Wright is still floating around on the wire, you probably missed your window.

Dorell Wright SG/SF POR 8 Months

Blazers coach Terry Stotts plans to use Dorell Wright as a backup PF once LaMarcus Aldridge (back) returns to action.

"We have to look at [Wright] as the backup [power forward], especially with Joel Freeland being out, because we are able to change the pace of play," Stotts said. "His presence on the court whether he makes a shot or not allows other opportunities for the guys on the court offensively." Wright has played under 20 minutes in each of the past two games, however, so even with Aldridge out he's tough to use in standard fantasy leagues.

Dorell Wright SG/SF POR 8 Months

Dorell Wright missed all eight of his shots (seven of them 3-pointer attempts) and had one point, five rebounds, a steal and a block in Tuesday's win.

He'll likely continue to start as long as LaMarcus Aldridge is out with his back injury, making him worth holding in advance of next week's five-game schedule.

Dorell Wright SG/SF POR 8 Months

Dorell Wright finished Sunday's crushing home loss with 13 points, three 3-pointers, four rebounds, one steal and one block, despite playing only 17 minutes.

His per-minute efficiency can't be faulted but fantasy owners surely expected more playing time with LaMarcus Aldridge (back) still on the sidelines, and it seems Mo Williams' return was part of the problem. Portland plays three games next week but they follow that up with a five-game bombshell in the middle of the fantasy playoffs, so all is not lost for Wright's owners.