Delon Wright believes he is on the precipice of a breakout season.
Wright joined the Dallas Mavericks after splitting time between the Toronto Raptors and Memphis Grizzlies during the 2018-19 season. He was traded to the Mavs from the Grizzlies this offseason in exchange for two second-round picks and the draft rights to Indian center Satnam Singh.
The 27-year-old guard, who was sent to the Grizzlies from the Raptors as part of the Marc Gasol trade last February, played well for Memphis and actually increased his averages to 12.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.6 steals. Now that he’s with the Mavs though, he hopes to pick up where he left off last season.
“I feel like I’m at that point of my career where it’s time,” Wright said, per Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News.
Delon Wright is expected to start at point guard for the Mavs after Dallas made it a priority to bring him to the franchise this summer.
With good length and underrated athleticism, Wright could prove to be an important defensive foil for the Mavs. Dallas is predicted to contend for the lower seed playoff spots in the tough Western Conference, with the young duo Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis leading the way.