The Washington Wizards’ defense has been 6.8 points per 100 possessions better when Delon Wright is on the court this season. Which makes the following sentence bad news:
Wright is out indefinitely with a strained hamstring, the team announced Thursday. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski put a 6-8 week timeframe on his return, calling it a Grade 2 strain
The Wizards used their mid-level exception to sign Wright to a two-year, $16 million deal in the offseason. It has paid off, he has averaged 6.5 points and 3.2 assists a game, and has been critical on the defensive end. Here is what Wizards coach Wes Unseld Jr. told Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington.
“It’s unfortunate for us. He is playing at an extremely high level and doing a lot of good things for us, particularly on the defensive end,” head coach Wes Unseld Jr. said.
Wright came off the bench behind Monte Morris at the point, which means more minutes for him and possibly Will Barton getting some backup minutes at the one.
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