Lorenzen Wright


Lorenzen Wright

infobox NBA Player
name = Lorenzen Wright


position = Power forward/Center
height_ft = 6 | height_in = 11
weight_lbs = 255
nationality = American
birth_date = birth date and age|1975|11|4
birth_place = Memphis, Tennessee
college = Memphis
draft = 7th overall
draft_year = 1996
draft_team = Los Angeles Clippers
team = Cleveland Cavaliers
number = 55
career_start = 1996
career_end =
former_teams = Los Angeles Clippers (1996-99)
Atlanta Hawks (1999-2001, 2006-2008)
Memphis Grizzlies (2001-2006)
Sacramento Kings (2008)
awards =

Lorenzen Vern-Gagne Wright (born November 4 1975) is an American professional basketball player for the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers. He was signed as a free agent by the Cavaliers on September 5, 2008. [ [http://www.nba.com/cavaliers/news/lorenzen_wright_080905.html?rss=true Cavaliers Sign Lorenzen Wright] .]

Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Wright has played all levels of basketball in Memphis - high school, collegiately and professionally. Wright was selected a Third Team All-America by the Associated Press as a sophomore at the University of Memphis.

After being selected seventh overall by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1996 NBA Draft out of the University of Memphis, Wright moved on to the Atlanta Hawks in 1999. He was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in 2001, but returned to the Hawks in 2006.

On February 16, 2008, he was involved in a multi-player trade, going from Atlanta to Sacramento for Mike Bibby. [ [http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3249180 Kings sending guard Bibby to Hawks for four players] ]

He holds career averages of 8.1 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.

Personal [ [http://www.nba.com/playerfile/lorenzen_wright/bio.html NBA.com Profile Lorenzen Wright] ]

Wright founded the Sierra Simone Wright Scholarship Fund after the death of his infant daughter in March 2003.

During the summer of 2003, he returned to the University of Memphis to finish his degree.

His father Herb was a professional basketball player who competed in Finland.

During his first stint in Atlanta, Wright and three other Memphis-native NBA players (Todd Day, Penny Hardaway and Elliot Perry) provided financial assistance to Travis Butler, a Memphis orphan whose tragic story garnered national attention. [ [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1355/is_/ai_59164777 NBA Memphis natives help to donate in local tragedy] ]

NBA career statistics

Regular season

-
align="left" | 1996–97
align="left" | L.A. Clippers
77 || 51 || 25.1 || .481 || .250 || .587 || 6.1 || .6 || .6 || .8 || 7.3
-
align="left" | 1997–98
align="left" | L.A. Clippers
69 || 38 || 30.0 || .445 || .000 || .659 || 8.8 || .8 || .8 || 1.3 || 9.0
-
align="left" | 1998–99
align="left" | L.A. Clippers
48 || 15 || 23.6 || .458 || .000 || .692 || 7.5 || .7 || .5 || .8 || 6.6
-
align="left" | 1999–00
align="left" | Atlanta
75 || 0 || 16.1 || .499 || .333 || .644 || 4.1 || .3 || .4 || .5 || 6.0
-
align="left" | 2000–01
align="left" | Atlanta
71 || 46 || 28.0 || .448 || .000 || .718 || 7.5 || 1.2 || .6 || .9 || 12.4
-
align="left" | 2001–02
align="left" | Memphis
43 || 33 || 29.1 || .459 || .000 || .569 || 9.4 || 1.0 || .7 || .5 || 12.0
-
align="left" | 2002–03
align="left" | Memphis
70 || 49 || 28.3 || .454 || .000 || .659 || 7.5 || 1.1 || .7 || .8 || 11.4
-
align="left" | 2003–04
align="left" | Memphis
65 || 46 || 25.8 || .439 || .000 || .733 || 6.8 || 1.1 || .7 || .9 || 9.4
-
align="left" | 2004–05
align="left" | Memphis
80 || 77 || 28.6 || .469 || .000 || .662 || 7.7 || 1.1 || .7 || .9 || 9.6
-
align="left" | 2005–06
align="left" | Memphis
78 || 58 || 21.7 || .478 || .000 || .564 || 5.1 || .6 || .7 || .6 || 5.8
-
align="left" | 2006–07
align="left" | Atlanta
67 || 31 || 15.4 || .448 || .000 || .281 || 3.2 || .6 || .4 || .4 || 2.6
-
align="left" | 2007–08
align="left" | Atlanta
13 || 1 || 11.4 || .294 || .000 || .500 || 2.8 || .2 || .2 || .2 || 1.0
-
align="left" | 2007–08
align="left" | Sacramento
5 || 0 || 2.6 || .250 || .000 || .000 || .2 || .2 || .0 || .0 || .4
-
align="left" | Career
align="left" |
761 || 445 || 24.2 || .459 || .069 || .646 || 6.5 || .8 || .6 || .7 || 8.1
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Playoffs

-
align="left" | 1996–97
align="left" | Los Angeles
3 || 3 || 30.7 || .406 || .000 || 1.000 || 7.3 || .7 || 1.0 || .7 || 10.3
-
align="left" | 2003–04
align="left" | Memphis
4 || 4 || 25.0 || .435 || .000 || .333 || 4.3 || .5 || 1.0 || .5 || 5.5
-
align="left" | 2004–05
align="left" | Memphis
4 || 4 || 21.3 || .571 || .000 || .500 || 5.0 || 2.3 || .2 || .2 || 8.3
-
align="left" | 2005–06
align="left" | Memphis
4 || 0 || 21.5 || .611 || .000 || .700 || 5.0 || .8 || .0 || 1.0 || 7.3
-
align="left" | Career
align="left" |
15 || 11 || 24.2 || .495 || .000 || .652 || 5.3 || 1.1 || .5 || .6 || 7.7
###@@@KEYEND@@@###

References

External links

* [http://www.nba.com/playerfile/lorenzen_wright/index.html NBA.com profile]


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