Dallas Mavericks: Grading Delon Wright’s 2019-2020 season

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks Delon Wright Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Delon Wright Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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Dallas Mavericks, Delon Wright
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Dallas Mavericks guard Delon Wright set multiple new career highs this year. Here is a grade for his production in the 2019-2020 season.

The Dallas Mavericks improved their roster significantly last summer. They brought in Seth Curry and Boban Marjanovic along with re-signing multiple players that hit the market. Kristaps Porzingis inked a max contract to headline the group. The Mavs capped it off by completing a sign-and-trade with the Grizzlies for Delon Wright. Memphis got two second round picks in the deal.

Many expected Wright to be the starter in the backcourt next to Luka Doncic. He was coming off a strong 26-game stint with the Grizzlies to close last season. It included two 20-point triple-doubles against the Mavericks in April 2019. Plus, he had a fresh three-year deal worth over $28 million in hand.

That did not turn out to be the case. Wright started just five games this season. He played in 65 of the team’s 67 games before the NBA suspended play. The fact that he was not a starter does not mean Wright performed poorly. The 28-year-old set career highs nearly across the board while playing for the Mavericks.

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With no end in sight to the suspension, The Smoking Cuban is taking a look back at how each Dallas Mavericks’ player performed in the 2019-2020 season. Games could resume at some point, but the break will be at least three months by then.

Delon Wright takes the spotlight today. We will offer a grade for his offensive and defensive contributors before determining a final mark for his play this season. Let us jump right into it.

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