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Dorell Wright | Guard/Forward

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 205
College: None
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Dorell Wright scored 10 points with six rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers in 21 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday.
After basically three halves of no Nicolas Batum (wrist), Wright looks like the best player to grab in fantasy leagues. That said, we have to caution you that he is going to be shuffled in and out of the lineup, so he's not really a reliable asset in even 16-team leagues right now. Maybe coach Terry Stotts trusts him eventually. Jan 25 - 12:57 AM

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Dorell Wright played just 10 minutes against the Celtics on Thursday with one point, one rebound and two steals.

He was the 11th player to be used tonight and might have been played a lot less had Nicolas Batum (wrist) been able to stay healthy. The vast majority of Wright's minutes came at small forward tonight and he could see minutes in the 20s while Batum is out. However, coach Terry Stotts is going to pick and choose Wright's spots, so he's a risky grab in most fantasy leagues.
Jan 23 - 2:19 AM

Dorell Wright started for LaMarcus Aldridge on Wednesday and came through with 15 points, three rebounds, five assists, two steals and three 3-pointers on 4-of-10 shooting.

We all know Wright is capable of a game like this if given the opportunity, but it's been a long time coming. Aldridge will have another MRI on his thumb on Thursday, so we still don't know how much time he'll miss. We've also seen the Blazers switch things up from game to game when Aldridge is out, but for now, Wright looks like the best short-term pickup option in Portland. Thomas Robinson came off the bench for six points and seven rebounds in 17 minutes tonight.
Jan 22 - 12:35 AM

Dorell Wright will start in place of LaMarcus Aldridge on Wednesday vs. the Suns.

It's not a surprise to see Wright start and he had some starts last year while LMA was out. It's anyone's guess who will get most of Aldridge's minutes, so any other Blazer besides Damian Lillard and Wes Matthews is a gamble in fantasy leagues.
Jan 21 - 8:53 PM

Dorell Wright logged 16 minutes off the bench on Monday, scoring nine points on 3-of-6 shooting (including a three) with two rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Wright has gotten starts in the past when LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb) has missed time, but his history converting those starts into value has been checkered. He's a desperation plug-and-play if Aldridge misses Wednesday's game against the Suns, which seems likely, with the chance to earn greater fantasy consideration with a solid performance in standard formats.
Jan 20 - 3:08 AM

Dorell Wright (illness) made his only shot attempt on Sunday, a 3-pointer, finishing with three points and no other stats to his credit in three minutes of action.

Wright has now played a total of 52 minutes in eight appearances this season, so his availability off Portland's bench isn't of any concern for fantasy owners.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 10:49:00 PM

Dorell Wright (illness) is probable for Sunday's game against the Knicks.

He was actually in danger of missing Portland's entire road trip, so it is great to see him with the team. He isn't in the rotation right now, and he will likely serve as emergency depth for the time being. You can safely ignore Wright in almost all leagues.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 10:43:00 AM

Dorell Wright (illness) will make the trip for Sunday's game against the Knicks, and is probable to play.

He is dealing with an upper respiratory illness, and was sent home from practice on Friday. Regardless, Wright is not in the rotation and won't be relevant unless an injury strikes Nicolas Batum or LaMarcus Aldridge. You can ignore Wright in most leagues.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 01:10:00 PM

Dorell Wright (illness) was sent home from practice on Friday.

He missed Thursday and he's up in the air for Sunday. Wright is not in the rotation anyway, so there's no need to add him while Nicolas Batum and LaMarcus Aldridge are healthy.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 03:33:00 PM

Dorell Wright (illness) will not play on Thursday.

He is not in the rotation anyway, so the Blazers will be fine without him especially with Will Barton (illness) back. Wright can be ignored in almost all formats right now.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 09:12:00 PM

Dorell Wright will start in place of Nicolas Batum (knee) on Tuesday.

Wright will get the start on Tuesday, but he's not a guy prone to big stat lines. As a starter last season he averaged 8.6 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.6 three-pointers, 0.5 steals, and 0.5 blocks. So owners using him as a plug-and-play option should temper their expectations.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 02:12:00 PM

Dorell Wright scored eight points with one 3-pointer and one steal in 12 minutes off the bench during Tuesday's road victory.

Terry Stotts doled out playing time more like he would in a regular season game, giving 29+ minutes to all of his starters, and his heavy reliance on the starting-five leaves precious little upside for Wright. Just keep him in mind if Nicolas Batum gets injured.
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 12:38:00 AM

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.
Thu, Apr 24, 2014 12:59:00 AM

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.
Thu, Mar 27, 2014 10:07:00 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.
Tue, Mar 25, 2014 09:29:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Damian Lillard
2Steve Blake
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