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  • Mavericks' McKinley Wright: Out indefinitely

    Wright (ankle) will miss the remainder of the Summer League.

    Wright won't play in Friday's Summer League versus the Pacers after suffering a left ankle sprain against Philadelphia. Wright has yet to sign with the Mavericks for the 2022-23 season and spent most of last year in the G League.

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  • Mavericks' McKinley Wright: Won't play Wednesday

    Wright (ankle) is out for Wednesday's Summer League game versus the Warriors.

    Wright injured his ankle in Monday's Summer League game against Philadelphia. His next chance to suit up is Friday's matchup with Indiana.

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  • Mavericks' McKinley Wright: Out for remainder of game

    Wright won't return to Monday's Summer League game versus the 76ers due to a left ankle sprain.

    Wright tallied 13 points in 13 minutes before leaving Monday's game. His next chance to suit up is Wednesday's matchup with the Warriors.

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  • Mavericks' McKinley Wright: Solid rotational piece

    Wright closed his second season with averages of 4.2 points, 2.1 assists and 1.7 rebounds in 12.4 minutes per contest in 27 appearances.

    Wright was impressive enough in training camp to receive a two-way contract early in the season and split time between the NBA and the G League during the 2022-23 campaign. The Colorado product was used as a depth piece for the Mavericks throughout the season, filling in when typical backcourt rotation players were sidelined and seeing an extended role down the stretch with Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic in and out of the lineup.

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  • Mavericks' McKinley Wright: Goes for 11 points Wednesday

    Wright totaled 11 points (4-5 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-3 FT), four rebounds, two assists and one block over 23 minutes during Wednesday's 137-128 overtime victory over San Antonio.

    Wright only logged 23 out of 53 possible minutes during this overtime win, but there's no question he made his presence felt. The Colorado product has reached the 20-minute mark in each of his last three games, but he hasn't been a part of the Mavs' regular rotation when Kyrie Irving (foot) and Luka Doncic (thigh) are healthy. Dallas was also without Tim Hardaway (calf) on Wednesday.

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  • Mavericks' McKinley Wright: Joins NBA rotation

    Wright (illness) suited up and played 21 minutes off the bench Saturday in the Mavericks' 112-108 loss to the Grizzlies, finishing with four points (1-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five assists and four rebounds.

    With both of the Mavericks' starting guards in Luka Doncic (thigh) and Kyrie Irving (foot) sitting out Saturday, Wright got the opportunity to make his first appearance with the NBA team since Feb. 15. The second-year guard, one of Dallas' two two-way players, had missed the G League's Texas Legends' most recent game Thursday against the Windy City Bulls due to an illness, but he looked healthy Saturday while slotting into the NBA rotation. Assuming Dallas gets one of Irving or Doncic back for Monday's game against the Grizzlies, however, Wright will likely move outside of the rotation.

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  • Mavericks' McKinley Wright: Doesn't play Thursday

    Wright didn't play in Wednesday's 135-110 loss to the Windy City Bulls due to an illness.

    Wright is one of Dallas' two-way players and has split time between the G League and NBA this season. He is 19.0 points, 6.8 assists and 4.2 rebounds in 30.4 minutes across six games for the Legends.

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  • Mavericks' McKinley Wright: Double-doubles in loss

    Wright recorded 20 points (8-13 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 12 assists, six rebounds and one steal in 28 minutes during Monday's 135-128 loss to the Stars.

    Wright's game-high 12 assists helped him post his first double-double of the season Saturday. Despite losing, he recorded only one turnover and shot 8-of-10 from two-point range.

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  • Mavericks' McKinley Wright: Flirts with triple-double

    Wright tallied 26 points (8-19 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 6-7 FT), nine assists, seven rebounds and one block in 33 minutes during Friday's 123-122 loss to the Herd.

    Wright's nine assists were a team high in Friday's narrow loss. The two-way guard has split time between the Legends and Mavericks this season.

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  • Mavericks' McKinley Wright: Shifts back to bench

    Wright will return to the second unit for Wednesday's game against the Clippers, Law Murray of The Athletic reports.

    Wright made his first career start Monday with Luka Doncic (heel) out and the Spencer Dinwiddie for Kyrie Irving trade still being finalized but will rejoin the reserves with Irving active. Wright will battle with Frank Ntilikina and Jaden Hardy for backup point guard minutes.

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  • Mavericks' McKinley Wright: Making first career start

    Wright will start Monday's contest against Utah.

    With Luka Doncic (heel) still out and Spencer Dinwiddie traded to Brooklyn, Wright will draw his first career start Monday. While the Colorado product has largely been out of Dallas' rotation this season, Wright appears in line to receive increased usage Monday.

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  • Mavericks' McKinley Wright: Will be available Sunday

    Wright (foot) will be available to play Sunday against the Clippers.

    Wright missed Dallas' last two games with a right foot sprain and had been listed as questionable heading into Sunday, but he'll ultimately be able to suit up for the Mavericks' final contest of the week. Prior to suffering the injury, Wright had taken hold of a spot in head coach Jason Kidd's rotation as a backup point guard, but the second-year player is averaging just 7.7 minutes per contest in January.

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  • Mavericks' McKinley Wright: Questionable Sunday

    Wright (foot) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Clippers.

    Wright has missed a pair of contests with a sprained right foot, and his availability remains up in the air for Sunday's tilt. The 24-year-old has earned a fringe rotation spot for the Dallas backcourt, and if he remains out, Frank Ntilikina and Jaden Hardy could see a few extra minutes.

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  • Mavericks' McKinley Wright: Won't play Friday

    Wright (foot) won't take the court Friday against the Heat.

    Wright will miss his second consecutive tilt while battling a foot sprain, leaving the Mavs down some depth in the backcourt. He will now turn his sights toward Sunday against the Clippers for his next opportunity to rejoin the action.

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  • Mavericks' McKinley Wright: Won't play against Atlanta

    Wright is out for Wednesday's game versus the Hawks due to a right foot sprain.

    Wright's absence should free up playing time for Frank Ntilikina and Jaden Hardy. His next chance to suit up is Friday's matchup with the Heat.

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  • Mavericks' McKinley Wright: Plays career-high 23 minutes

    Wright chipped in two points (1-1 FG, 0-1 FT), two rebounds, three assists and one steal over 23 minutes during Thursday's 129-114 win over the Rockets.

    Wright randomly logged a career-high 23 minutes in the victory, shifting up in the rotation due to the fact the Mavericks were without a handful of regular rotation pieces. Despite the unexpected opportunity, Wright failed to make the most of his uptick in playing time, registering very little in terms of tangible production. Simply put, there is no need to pay too much attention to this situation.

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  • Mavericks' McKinley Wright: Returns to starting lineup

    Wright recorded 15 points (6-16 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT) seven assists, two rebounds and two steals in 32 minutes during Friday's 112-105 loss to the Lakeland Magic.

    Without Jaden Hardy, Wright has returned to the starting lineup and assumed the role of primary creator. However, his inefficient scoring caused him to post a team-low negative-21 point differential.

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  • Mavericks' McKinley Wright: Provides spark off bench

    Wright tallied 21 points (8-16 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds and two assists in 25 minutes during Saturday's 117-102 loss to the Hustle.

    Wright tied for the most points on the team while coming off the bench. Despite coughing up five turnovers, Wright was the only Legends player to post a positive point differential at plus-six.

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  • Mavericks' McKinley Wright: Back in action in G League

    Wright (illness) played 20 minutes and finished with six points (3-6 FG, 0-2 3Pt), three assists and one rebound Friday in the G League Texas Legends' 129-121 win over the Austin Spurs.

    Wright, one of Dallas' two two-way players, made his first appearance in the NBA or G League since Nov. 26 after missing time with an illness. The second-year guard out of Colorado is expected to continue seeing most of his playing time with the Legends this season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 192 lbs
Birthplace: Minneapolis, MN
Age: 25
School: Colorado
Experience: 2