Chris Wright, the only known NBA player with multiple sclerosis, didn't get a second 10-day contract with the Dallas Mavericks. Wright, 23, is a D-league All-Star point guard who played in three games and scored one bucket for the Mavs. Coach Rick Carlisle informed him of the news after Dallas' Friday win over the Boston Celtics. A Georgetown product, Wright was diagnosed while playing in Turkey last season, and then averaged 15.5 points, 7 assists and 4.3 rebounds with the Iowa Energy before earning a call-up. "He's been an inspirational figure to a lot of people," Carlisle said, according to ESPN Dallas. "He's an NBA-caliber player. There's no doubt about that. You do what he's doing—playing a professional sport with MS—that's going to be something that a lot of people pay attention to. It shows his motivation, his determination, but it also shows the progress that's been made in that area. "It's going to give people hope. That's a great thing."
Chris Wright, MS 'inspirational figure,' doesn't get second Mavs contract
Sporting News | Mar 24