HoopsHype Julian Wright rumors

September 24, 2011 Updates

Former Kansas University basketball forward Julian Wright, who speaks in rapid-fire sentences, was rendered speechless Friday afternoon upon entering the Jayhawks’ shiny, new practice facility for the first time. “I walked in and I was like, ‘Wow,’’’ the 24-year-old Toronto Raptors forward said of the building adjacent to Allen Fieldhouse that opened for business on Aug. 24, 2009. “It took me awhile to get on the court ’cause I kept looking around. “I almost got emotional. I was in shock,” added Wright, who has completed four full seasons in the NBA. Lawrence Journal-World

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Almost as importantly, the team has gotten along. Aside from a few minor issues — Julian Wright refusing to go into a game in Golden State last month stands out — the Raptors have been a cohesive unit. Given the mounting losses, that is an accomplishment. “For the one-off incident that did happen, it is so minor to the other s— that goes on around this league,” Triano said, answering in the affirmative when asked if there were at least five incidents on last year’s team that would have been worse than Wright’s refusal to play. There were likely more involving Hedo Turkoglu alone. “I think that [Triano’s] work ethic, his professionalism and his positive demeanour, which is the hardest thing to maintain, is what has kept us going more than anything else,” assistant coach P.J. Carlesimo said. National Post

March 27, 2011 Updates

Julian Wright has apologized for refusing to go into the game last night … as the Raptors were being blown out by the Golden State Warriors. With Toronto down by 35+ points for most of the evening, head coach Jay Triano called upon Wright to go into the game late in the contest. But the swingman told the coach that he wouldn’t sub-in. When word of this story leaked out after the final buzzer, there was some talk that Wright may have been sick (he had recently returned from the rest room when Triano called his number) but it turns out the Kansas product’s health had nothing to do with his decision to not enter the game. FAN590

Wright addressed the coaches and his teammates in a game-day meeting earlier today. He apologized for his actions but said “everyone understood” his frustration. “The best way to put it is this was not characteristic of me,” said Wright. “That’s why I think this is (now) a thing of the past.” FAN590

March 26, 2011 Updates

It sounds as if there is a small problem brewing in Toronto. Raptors coach Jay Triano called for forward Julian Wright to enter the game in a 138-100 blowout loss to the Golden State Warriors. The problem wass that Wright refused to enter the game. I don't know what the deal is but apparently Wright isn't too happy about the amount of playing time he's been getting. There's one way to solve it Julian, play better. Triano didn't seem to be too bent out of shape over what took place. "I just went to the next guy," Triano told the Toronto Star. "I wasn't going to ask him twice." “I asked (Wright) to go in, and he didn’t go in,” Triano said. “I know he went to the washroom just before that. I don’t know if he wasn’t feeling well. I still haven’t talked to him.” Yardbarker.com

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Julian Wright: These Raptors fanatics are funny...! Makes for some fun interaction on Twitter, this season! Twitter

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