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Chris Wright
PG - 6'1, 201lbs - 34 years old - 1 years of NBA experience
Free agent - Signed with Tortona
  • Birthdate: 11/04/1989
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2011
  • Pre-draft team: Georgetown
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: Doug Neustadt (The Neustadt Group)
17th August, 2011TurkeySigned a one year contract with Olin Edirne.
1st October, 2012NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with New Orleans.
27th October, 2012NBAWaived by New Orleans.
1st November, 2012D-LeagueDesignated as an allocated player by Iowa Energy.
12th February, 2013D-LeagueWaived by Iowa Energy due to injury.
15th February, 2013D-LeagueRe-acquired by Iowa Energy.
13th March, 2013NBASigned a 10 day contract with Dallas.
27th March, 2013D-LeagueRe-acquired by Iowa Energy.
18th April, 2013Puerto RicoSigned for the remainder of the season with Capitanes de Arecibo.
26th April, 2013Puerto RicoReleased by Capitanes de Arecibo.
29th September, 2013FranceSigned a one year contract with ASVEL Villeurbanne.
30th October, 2014D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Iowa Energy.
15th November, 2014D-LeagueWaived by Iowa Energy.
19th November, 2014D-LeagueAcquired by Bakersfield Jam.
29th December, 2014D-LeagueWaived by Bakersfield Jam.
2nd January, 2015ItalySigned for the remainder of the season with Pesaro.
11th August, 2015IsraelSigned a one year contract with Hapoel Holon.
23rd November, 2015IsraelReleased by Hapoel Holon.
1st February, 2016ItalySigned for the remainder of the season with Varese.
29th August, 2016VenezuelaSigned a one month contract with Guaros de Lara.
31st August, 2016VenezuelaSigning cancelled.
1st September, 2016ItalySigned a one year contract with Torino.
Career Moves
2007 - 2011Georgetown (NCAA)
August 2011 - June 2012Olin Edirne (Turkey)
October 2012New Orleans Hornets (NBA)
November 2012 - March 2013Iowa Energy (D-League)
March 2013Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
March 2013 - April 2013Iowa Energy (D-League)
April 2013Arecibo (Puerto Rico)
July 2013Brooklyn Nets (Summer League)
July 2013San Antonio Spurs (Summer League)
September 2013 - June 2014ASVEL Villeurbanne (France)
July 2014Denver Nuggets (Summer League)
October 2014 - November 2014Iowa Energy (D-League)
November 2014 - December 2014Bakersfield Jam (D-League)
January 2015 - June 2015Pesaro (Italy)
August 2015 - November 2015Hapoel Holon (Israel)
February 2016 - June 2016Varese (Italy)
August 2016Guaros de Lara (Venezuela)
September 2016 - June 2017Torino (Italy)
Articles about Chris Wright

July 8, 2013

Chris Wright

Chris Wright was told by a doctor to retire from the game 15 months ago due to a diagnosis of MS found during an ankle examination. Twelve months on and he was in the NBA with the Mavericks on a 10-day contract. Decent comeback.

To make it back again, or to stick, will require either luck, a strong stretch of stand-out play, or the development of one particular skill. Or, more than likely, some combination thereof. There's a lot to like about Wright, who has few flaws, but it's hard to assign him a role in the NBA, and that's all too often a requirement of anyone not deemed to have great upside. Having MS does not equate to having great upside, unfortunately.

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June 23, 2011

Chris Wright (left) was not in the point guard list simply because I forgot.

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March 15, 2011

The Hoyas enter the tournament having lost five of their last 6 games, their only win coming over Big East minnows South Florida. Before that stretch came an eight game win streak, including victories over Louisville and Syracuse. This is due in no small part to Chris Wright's broken hand. Wright, a future D-League all-star, is a very good defensive point guard; quick, big and athletic, with decent hands and a good effort level. He can also get to the basket, is a good drop-off passer, and has an improved three point jumpshot, albeit with almost no mid-range game.


Georgetown will only get anywhere significant if they have Chris Wright playing. It is not so much to do with Wright's own abilities; it is more to do with what he brings that they can't get elsewhere. Freeman has become one of the best shooters in the country, but he's not particularly good at getting his own shot. Clark does even less of it. Lubick and Sims are both good passers for big men, but someone has to get them the ball first. Backup guard Vee Sanford can be a spark off the bench on both ends of the court, yet the only shots he creates are his own. This is where Wright's necessaryivitiness becomes manifest. Georgetown have improved on their depth from last season and can be realistically expected to go as much as ten deep on most nights, but they only have one Chris Wright. They only have one dominant ball handler, half-court creator, on-ball leader and dynamic influence on both ends of the floor. If Austin Freeman has to do it all, he's going to shoot 5-17, and the Hoyas are going to suffer a first round defeat. With Wright in place, though, they're a Sweet 16 calibre team.

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