Dorell Wright SG/SF POR 3 Days

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 3 Days

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.

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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 4 Days

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.

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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.

Dorell Wright SG/SF POR 21 Days

Wright put up 10 points (3-5 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and one steal in 10 minutes during Saturday's loss to the Hawks.

After taking the court only nine times in the first 26 contests, Wright has made appearances in six consecutive games, reaching double-digit minutes in each of the past four. The four-game run includes averages of 5.5 points (on 35 percent shooting), 2.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.3 treys, one block, and one steal in 15 minutes, which he should be able to sustain following news that Joel Freeland (shoulder) is joining Robin Lopez (hand) on the pine for the next two weeks. At the very least, Wright is a great bet to post modest three-point production for the first half of January.

Dorell Wright SG/SF POR 29 Days

Wright recorded eight points (3-6 FG, 2-4 3Pt), three assists, two rebounds, two steals, and two blocks in 19 minutes in Friday's win against the Sixers.

On the season, Wright has ridden the pine most nights, as evidence by just nine appearances in the first 26 games. However, injuries and illness have afforded him run in four of the last five outings, during which he's averaged 6.5 points (on 50 percent shooting), 3.8 rebounds, 1.5 three-pointers, and one assist in 17 minutes. As long as he's knocking down treys with some regularity, coach Terry Stotts will be hard-pressed to keep Wright off the court, especially after the Blazers tossed up a franchise-record tying 43 threes Friday. The return of LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) and/or Chris Kaman (personal) on Sunday would throw a wrench into those plans, but Wright is a player to watch in case absences to others forecast an uptick in his oscillating workload.

Dorell Wright SG/SF POR 2 Months

Wright scored three points (1-1 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 0-0 FT) in 2 minutes of action against the Knicks on Sunday.

Wright has been battling a pretty severe upper respiratory infection for the last couple of games, but he was able to play a couple minutes on Sunday.

Dorell Wright SG/SF POR 2 Months

Wright (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Knicks, Jabari Young of CSN reports.

Wright has missed the past six contests with an upper respiratory infection, but he's joined the team in New York and could play for the first time since Nov. 23. Despite being an established three-point threat, Wright has only made seven appearances this season, averaging 6.7 minutes per game.

Dorell Wright SG/SF POR 2 Months

Wright (illness) is probable for Sunday's game in New York.

He has missed the last six games with an upper respiratory illness, and will go back to providing three-point shooting off the bench for the Blazers on Sunday.