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Dorell Wright | Guard/Forward

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 205
College: None
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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. Apr 24 - 12:59 AM

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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.
Mar 27 - 10:07 PM

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.
Mar 25 - 9:29 PM

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.
Mar 25 - 12:21 AM

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.
Mar 22 - 9:16 PM

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.
Mar 21 - 1:06 AM

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.
Source: Columbian
Mar 19 - 10:17 AM

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.
Mar 19 - 1:31 AM

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.
Mar 16 - 11:49 PM

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.
Mar 14 - 11:22 PM

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.
Mar 14 - 7:16 PM

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 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.
Mar 13 - 10:43 AM

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. Despite Aldrige's absence for five games, the Blazers have rattled off four straight wins.
Feb 27 - 2:55 AM

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.
Feb 25 - 11:52 PM

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.
Feb 20 - 2:25 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Damian Lillard
2Steve Blake
3Diante Garrett
SG1Wesley Matthews
2C.J. McCollum
3Will Barton
4Allen Crabbe
SF1Nicolas Batum
2Dorell Wright
3Victor Claver
PF1LaMarcus Aldridge
2Thomas Robinson
C1Robin Lopez
2Chris Kaman
3Meyers Leonard
4Joel Freeland