How the Toronto Raptor’s Antoine Wright Has Disappeared

December 19th, 2009 by Stephen Brotherston Leave a reply »
It can now be officially confirmed; Antoine Wright is deep in Jay Triano’s doghouse!

Even when up by 40 points in the fourth quarter against the New Jersey Nets, Wright could not get minutes in Jay Triano’s rotation.

From the start of preseason, fans have heard Triano wax eloquently about how quickly Antoine Wright had picked up on the Raptors new defensive schemes. Without even seeing Wright in a preseason game, it had become obvious he would be one of the first Raptors off the bench this season.

Many fans and analysts even speculated that Wright should start, to provide the Raptors with a stronger defensive presence in the starting lineup.

But Brothersteve’s blog, The Case for Antoine Wright , did not support these glowing reviews.

Dallas used Wright in limited minutes last season, even when he started. The Raptors best case scenario is likely to do the same. Until Wright can demonstrate that he has improved both his shooting stroke and his turnovers, it will be a challenge for coaches to keep him on the floor for extended periods.

Jay Triano relied on Wright far more than his “success” with Dalla ...

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