HoopsHype Julian Wright rumors

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Maccabi Rishon LeZion is close to penning a deal with Julian Wright. The player spent last season in D-League with Austin Toros averaging 16.8ppg, 7.9rpg, 1.6apg, 1.2spg and 1.1bpg. Sportando

August 23, 2012 Updates

Julian (Wright) is talented, but he’s not a hard worker and he is tough to coach. Coach after coach soured on him and when you get that kind of rep its hard to make it back in once you are out. HoopsWorld

July 8, 2012 Updates

Julian Wright: I will be pulling out of Orlando summer league w/ ‪#Nets‬.. Got a strained tendon in my leg. Should be 90-100% in a week tho. Twitter

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Adam Morrison, Al Thornton and Julian Wright will get a chance to renew their NBA careers in two weeks when the Nets entry plays in the Orlando Summer League. The three former lottery picks along with Marshon Brooks, Jordan Williams and draft pick Tyshawn Taylor are the big names on the roster, which is not yet complete. NetsDaily

June 13, 2012 Updates

“For myself, it was comforting to know I have skills and have what it takes. It’s all about hopefully getting in the right situation to show it,” said the 6-foot-8, 240-pounder, who has accepted an invitation to play for the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets in the Orlando Summer League in early July. “It was my first time in a while just being aggressive while scoring and being a guy they could count on. “I was hoping for a call-up (to the Toros’ affiliate, the San Antonio Spurs), but in hindsight I was glad I was able to get those minutes rather than getting called up and not playing as much.” Lawrence Journal-World

“There was a risk in staying (in U.S.) because of the lockout,” said Wright, who played at KU two seasons before turning pro. “Not knowing what was going on ... I felt I had a duty to be a representative of the Toronto Raptors at the time of the lockout, going to meetings and traveling back and forth. Overseas didn’t seem like the best idea with me having to go midseason. “I took it in stride. There were other guys with NBA talents that were not able to stick with a team or get on a team. I went to the developmental league and it was great for me. “Me coming off my rookie contract, a lot of teams may not even know what I can do. I feel I didn’t even know what I could do at that level. Playing in the developmental league helped me a lot getting 30 minutes a game and those repetitions. I’m very confident right now.” Lawrence Journal-World

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Sources told Ridiculous Upside that Julian Wright, a 2007 lottery pick and former member of the Kansas Jayhawks, signed a D-League contract on Thursday along with former Washington Wizards draft pick Hamady Ndiaye. Both players will find out their new team on Monday upon clearing waivers. It's an interesting career move for Wright, but probably a necessary one if he wants to get back to the NBA and prove he was once worth the 13th overall pick by the New Orleans Hornets. The last time Wright was in the news was for not wanting to play while he was with the Toronto Raptors last season, but should thrive in the D-League as ESPN's John Hollinger notes on his player page that "plays best in ragged, open-court games." Ridiculous Upside

November 7, 2011 Updates

Julian Wright: Being an "athlete" and a nice/cool dude sucks.. You get targeted as an ATM and when you say no to an opportunist.. you are the bad guy smh I understand I get stereotyped by millions of people but it's an OCCUPATION not a WAY OF LIFE.. It's what I do. Not who I am. I apologize to any and everybody that is offended that a BLACK athlete like myself has a CONSCIOUS and can't be fooled or walked on #wisdom Twitter

October 11, 2011 Updates

“I’m staying put. I’m a player rep and I know how hard our staff is working, so I want to let them know I am behind them and our fight. However, I understand that a responsible man has to do what he has to do to take care of himself and his family, but I’m fine. We are aware that there are many people who are in much more dire situations than we are so we aren’t asking for sympathy. We just want the info that hits the press to be true and not stretched by the owners and their committee. Hopefully it can be settled soon.” HoopsHype

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

June 28, 2011 Updates

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