Title: How will the Raptors try to cope with Delon Wright’s absence?
Date: November 17, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I looked at the ways in which the Raptors will try to make up for the loss of Delon Wright to a dislocated shoulder.
The Toronto Raptors received some tough news this week, announcing Thursday that Delon Wright dislocated his right shoulder in Wednesday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans.
It’s the same shoulder that Wright dislocated and tore the labrum in at Summer League in 2016, an injury that cost him roughly six months. The Raptors are expected to update Wright’s status Friday after their staff had ample time with test results, and it’s anticipated that this won’t be a day-to-day matter.
It’s terribly disappointing given how hard Wright has worked to get back to where he was and well beyond that point. He was off to a very strong start to his third season, and the Raptors now have a major hole in their rotation they have to figure out how to fill.
As has been the story all season, they likely have the depth to withstand his absence. Here’s how they’ll try: