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.

Dorell Wright SG/SF POR 8 Months

Dorell Wright scored 15 points in a start on Friday with 15 points, four rebounds, three assists, one block and four 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

He and some of his teammates allowed Anthony Davis to score 36 points on them, but Wright looked good on offense. Coach Terry Stotts might mix and match his way at power forward, so he's not a standard league add in most formats until he strings together a couple good games.

Dorell Wright SG/SF POR 8 Months

Dorell Wright will start against the Pelicans on Friday night in place of LaMarcus Aldridge (back).

Coach Terry Stotts likes using Wright as a stretch four and Wright will run with a starting unit of Damian Lillard, Wes Matthews, Nicolas Batum and Robin Lopez. Thomas Robinson will come off the bench and should still see plenty of burn and could post a double-double.

Dorell Wright SG/SF POR 9 Months

Dorell Wright played 22 minutes against the Spurs on Wednesday, scoring 10 points with six boards, one steal and one turnover.

Thomas Robinson replaced LaMarcus Aldridge (back) following his injury, but Wright stepped in for Robinson just three minute after that point. The catch is that the Blazers were down 61-48 and the they were struggling to get clean looks on 3-pointers vs. Gregg Popovich and Co, so they needed to spread the floor more. Wright is a strong bet to start while Aldridge is down, but Robinson is the guy most owners will want to grab.

Dorell Wright SG/SF POR 9 Months

Dorell Wright started again on Wednesday and had four points, six rebounds, five assists, a block and a 3-poiner on 1-of-4 shooting in 25 minutes.

It sounds like LaMarcus Aldridge could return on Saturday, which would send Wright back to the bench. He played fairly well in LA's absence, but didn't really do much in fantasyland. And it looks like his run is about over.

Dorell Wright SG/SF POR 9 Months

Dorell Wright started again on Tuesday and had 12 points, four rebounds, two assists, a steal, a block and two 3-pointers on 3-of-5 shooting in 27 minutes.

He's been starting for LaMarcus Aldridge (groin injury) and has posted some decent lines, and might get a boost if Thomas Robinson's knee injury suffered tonight turns out to be significant. Aldridge is due back soon from his injury, but Wright's future value likely depends on T-Rob's knee. Stay tuned.

Dorell Wright SG/SF POR 9 Months

Dorell Wright started on Wednesday with LaMarcus Aldridge out, and had 10 points, five rebounds, two steals and two 3-pointers on 4-of-8 shooting.

Wright will be worth a look over the next week or so with Aldridge nursing a groin injury, but should fade quickly once Aldridge is back in action. We also suspect that Wright (20 minutes) and Thomas Robinson (23 minutes) will be in a 50-50 timeshare until it happens.

Dorell Wright SG/SF POR 9 Months

Dorrell Wright will start against the Spurs on Wednesday night in place of LaMarcus Aldridge (groin).

The Blazers will keep their other four starters the same and he'll be out there with Damian Lillard, Wes Matthews, Nicolas Batum and Robin Lopez at tip tonight. He probably won't be seeing too much playing time at power forward and Thomas Robinson figures to get more run off the bench.