Wright (coach's decision) is not expected to play in Wednesday's game against the Kings, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports. Wright officially signed with the Rockets earlier this week, but the Rockets aren't quite ready to integrate the big man into their rotation. While he'll be active Wednesday, coach Mike D'Antoni indicated he doesn't expect to play Wright, so he can continue to be avoided until we figure out his role after the All-Star break. Either way, Wright is unlikely to see significant minutes once the Rockets are ready to unleash him.
Wright will not be available for Tuesday's game against Minnesota, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports. Wright was bought out by the Grizzlies over the weekend, and while his contract with the Rockets has been finalized, he'll be held out of Tuesday's game as he makes the move to Houston. The Rockets also play Wednesday against the Kings, so it's possible Wright could make his debut in that contest, though the team could opt to wait until after the All-Star break, during which Wright will have a chance to get acclimated to his new surroundings.
Wright was bought out by the Grizzlies on Friday and subsequently agreed to join the Rockets, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com With the Grizzlies embracing a youth movement, Wright has been out of the rotation since early January. He got his wish to be bought out and join a contender Friday. It remains to be seen what type of role he will have with the Rockets, but he figures to have a hard time cracking the rotation right away.
Wright contributed five points (2-3 FG, 1-4 FT), one rebound and one steal across 14 minutes in Wednesday's 105-101 loss to the Pacers. After being benched for three of the past four games solely based off the coach's decision, it was encouraging to see Wright receive double-digit minutes. The Grizzlies are ravaged by injuries, and even still, it is hard to see Wright gaining significant value moving forward.
Wright was a healthy scratch during Monday's 120-109 win over the Suns. Wright, who recently missed five games due to an illness, was removed from the injury report prior to last Monday's bout with the 76ers. However, he has appeared in just one of the four games since, posting four points, four rebounds, and one assist in 12 minutes during last Wednesday's 108-85 loss to the Spurs. Wright isn't bad when he's getting reliable run, but the Grizzlies are likely focusing on funneling playing time to their youngsters given that they are so far out of the playoff picture. As a result, Wright would probably benefit from a trade, though it's unclear how much interest other teams might have in acquiring him.
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