Raptors point guard Delon Wright admits that he feared the worst when he hurt his shoulder last month. Having missed a large portion of time in the past due to a separated shoulder, you can’t really blame Wright. “It was stressful (waiting to find out what the doctors would tell him), I thought I might need surgery,” Wright told reporters after practice on Saturday afternoon. “I was just thinking like, ‘man, another year gone.’ I was just thankful I didn’t have to have (surgery again).” Wright returned to the lineup against Brooklyn on Friday, following a month on the sidelines and didn’t show much rust. Wright said he had been working hard on his conditioning and wasn’t tired, despite the long layoff. Raptors head coach Dwane Casey believes Wright adds a different dimension to the lineup and his absence helped explain some of the struggles the reserves had defensively over the past two weeks. “We’ve missed that. People forget how long (his arms are),” Casey said, referring specifically to the deflections Wright turns into opportunities at the other end.
Delon Wright feared his Raptors season was over
Toronto Sun | Dec 18