With the 20th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, the Toronto Raptors have selected point guard Delon Wright to replace the departed Greivis Vasquez. Wright, brother of veteran forward Dorell Wright, is an athletic slashing point guard with an inconsistent outside shot who’s very aggressive in passing lanes.
At 6-5.5 with a 6-7.5 wingspan, Wright has size to play and defend either guard spot, but played point guard both seasons at Utah. He improved his ability to run the team this past season, sporting a 2.62:1 assist-to-turnover ratio, up from 2.07:1 in his first year. He’s also a demon in the passing lanes, averaging over two steals per game in his two seasons at Utah.
Wright has a lot of work to do on his jump shot, despite improving to 35.6 percent from three-point range last season. At 180 pounds, he could fare to add 10-15 pounds to his frame, which will help him in a number of areas. He also could stand to improve his on-ball defense, as he has the size, quickness and athleticism to be a problem on that end.
Overall, Wright has backup point guard potential immediately, and if he shores up some issues, could develop into a pretty good starter down the line.
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2014-15 stats: 14.5 ppg, 5.1 apg, 4.9 rpg, 2.1 spg (50.9 FG%, 35.6 3P%, 83.6 FT%)