Dallas Mavericks point guard Delon Wright is coming off a season where he split time playing for the Memphis Grizzlies and eventual champions Toronto Raptors. The 27-year-old was traded to the Grizzlies at the 2019 February trade deadline in the Marc Gasol deal, depriving the former first-round pick a chance to compete for the title-clinching Raps.
Despite Wright’s disappearance from Toronto, the Raptors may gift him a championship ring as a gesture of good will. For his part, Wright is willing to accept it.
Delon Wright missed out on a title when TOR traded him 2 the Grizzlies on Feb. 7. But he still may get a ring. "They said I'll get one and I'll gladly accept it. But I wouldn't wear it around saying I'm a champion. I'm glad to be a part of that team and I'm happy for those guys."
— Dwain Price (@DwainPrice) October 1, 2019
The Mavs face the Raptors at home on Nov. 16 and later in Canada on Dec. 22, the latter of which would provide a platform in Ontario to hand deliver Wright a ring for his contributions to the team prior to the February trade.
Wright averaged 6.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 18.3 minutes per game for Toronto during the 2018-19 season, shooting 43.3 percent from the field, 33.3 percent from deep and 86.9 percent from the free throw line.
Toronto selected the Utah product with the 20th overall pick in the 2015 draft. He was dealt alongside veterans Jonas Valanciunas and CJ Miles to Memphis — going from what would turn out to be the league’s best team to one of the worst teams within the same season.
Dallas acquired Wright in a sign-and-trade with the Grizzlies over the offseason, with the Mavs sending two future second-round picks and the draft rights to Indian center Satnam Singh.