Former Utah G Delon Wright Has Career Night In Pistons Win Over Sixers

Jan 25, 2021, 9:41 PM
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Delon Wright #55 of the Detroit Pistons drives past Dwight Howard #39 of the Philadelphia 76ers during the second half at Little Caesars Arena on January 25, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 119-104. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former Utah Utes and current Detroit Pistons guard Delon Wright had a career night in their win over the Philadelphia 76ers.

The former Utah standout Delon Wright had a career-high 28 points, along with 7 rebounds and 9 assists, 2 steals and a block for the Pistons.

Wright shot 8-of-12 from the field, 4-for-8 from the three-point line and made 8 of his 9 free throws in 36 minutes. The former first round draft pick got the start at point guard for Detroit.

This season, Wright has scored in double figures in six games and has started in 12 games and the last 10 contests. Wright is averaging 8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game, while shooting 40 percent from the floor and 35 percent from beyond the arc.

After getting drafted in the first round with the 20th overall pick by the Toronto Raptors in the 2015 NBA Draft, Wright spent three and a half seasons with the Raptors from 2015-2019.

He was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies, with C.J. Miles and Jonas Valenciunas for Marc Gasol, and played 26 games for the franchise. In those 26 games, he posted 12.2 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game.

Wright then signed with the Grizzlies and was traded to the Dallas Mavericks on the same day. The former Ute averaged 6.9 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 73 games played.

During this off-season, Wright was involved in a three-team trade that sent him to the Detroit Pistons. Unfortunately for Wright, the Pistons have struggled this season. Their win over the Sixers was their fourth of the season.

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASportsYou can download and listen to the podcast, here.

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