Toronto Raptors: The Case for Antoine Wright

Posted: 3rd October 2009 by Stephen Brotherston in NBA
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Antoine Wright was acquired in the complex sign and trade deal that brought Hedo Turkoglu to Toronto on July 9, 2009. Touted as a defensive specialist, he seemed to be the type of player that the Raptors needed to add to their roster. At six foot, six-and-a-quarter, and 215 lbs, AntoineÆs measurements put him in between the typical shooting guard and small forward. But his standing reach of eight foot, eight-and-a-half suggests he can play taller than his height. This is something that Raptor coaches must have noticed as there appears to be a gaping hole at the backup small forward spot in the RaptorsÆ rotation. Drafted 15th overall by the New Jersey Nets, just one spot ahead of TorontoÆs Joey Graham, Antoine Wright came to the NBA from college considered a productive offensive player ...

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