HoopsHype Chris Wright rumors

July 9, 2014 Updates

The Pistons announced Monday that Wright was leaving the Magic’s organization, where he started in 2006 as an intern. He rose to become the Magic’s director of college scouting. He worked in the organization while Pistons president of basketball operations and coach Stan Van Gundy was coaching the Magic. He jumped at the chance to join him in Detroit. “That was a big draw for me,” Wright said. “Knowing the type of person that he is, the work that he does, his consistency as a person and as a coach was a big draw for me so I get to work with him.” Detroit Free Press

April 16, 2014 Updates

The Milwaukee Bucks have signed forward Chris Wright (6-8, 225) to a multi-year contract, General Manager John Hammond announced today. Wright had played with the Bucks on two separate 10-day contracts, the last signed on April 5. He appeared in seven games with the Bucks, averaging 6.0 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.0 steal in 15.4 minutes per game. NBA.com

April 5, 2014 Updates

Shams Charania: Bucks have signed Chris Wright to a 2nd 10-day contract. Wright averaged 6.0 ppg and 2.0 rpg in 2 gms during his first stint in MKE Twitter

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The Milwaukee Bucks have signed free-agent forward Chris Wright (6-8, 225) to a 10-day contract, General Manager John Hammond announced today. Wright is the 33rd GATORADE Call-Up of the 2013-14 season from the NBA D-League. NBA.com

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September 19, 2013 Updates

The Toronto Raptors announced Thursday they have signed forward Chris Wright and guards Carlos Morais and Julyan Stone. Per team policy, financial details were not disclosed. Wright participated on the Raptors’ entry at the 2013 NBA Las Vegas Summer League and 2012 training camp in Halifax. During five games at Summer League he averaged 10.0 points and 3.2 rebounds while shooting .588 (20-for-34) from the field. Wright spent the 2012-13 season with the Maine Red Claws of the NBA D-League and earned third-team All-NBA Development League honours. He appeared in 39 games with the Red Claws and ranked 10th in League scoring with 18.3 points per game. Raptors.com

September 16, 2013 Updates

The Raptors president/general manager confirmed Sunday that Angolan guard Carlos Morais has been invited to training camp, along with Julyan Stone and Chris Wright. Morais, a 27-year-old, 6-foot-3 guard has been playing professionally since he was a teenager and has been a major reason why Angola has emerged as the class of the continent since 2005. Toronto Sun

September 15, 2013 Updates
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Hoping the Raptors will have leave their fifteenth roster spot open until the end of training camp, if they fill it at all. Can they go the whole season with only 14 on the roster or do they have to have 15 by some specific date in the year. Again, I suspect you have answered this before, but my memory isn't what it used to be. Will you be in Halifax when the Raps play their game here this time?? Gerry T. Doug Smith: Not sure if you saw the little tweet thing late Friday from Regina but there will probably be 17 players in camp, 14 with contracts, Julyan Stone, who had some injury problems when they thought about signing him in the summer, Chris Wright and one other still to be determined. But I didn't get any indication from anyone on whether or not that means they will go to 15, that is not a certainty. Toronto Star

September 13, 2013 Updates
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He moved his jaw around like he had a mouthful of cold sauerkraut. It wasn’t anger or bitterness. It was sheer defiance, which you expect from a kid with the aura of strength that this one has, as he seems to equate yielding with defeat. “They had their beliefs, and I had mine. So I went to find another specialist,” said Chris Wright, whose search took him to Dr. Heidi Crayton, a Virginia neurologist. “She told me to go for it. I asked her if there was another NBA player who had MS, and she said no. “So I said, ‘Well, then, that’s my goal.’” Newark Star-Ledger

That’s not quite accurate, his client admits: “I still get some tingling sensations in my feet and hands, if I get stressed out or if I’m in the gym for five hours,” Wright said. “But I have nothing to complain about. I’m comfortable with where I am, I’ve come to accept MS as a challenge to be met, and I see the need to show people you can still accomplish anything with it.” That’s a profound statement, and it supports the notion that the Mavs also employed him because the owner thought Wright’s eloquence could be put to good use. “I loved Chris. We sat next to each other on the plane and got to talk, and he helped me out during my Twitter battle with Donald Trump,” Mark Cuban said via email the other day. “He’s a great kid, and he deserves a ton of credit for all the work he’s put in.” Newark Star-Ledger

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