Milwaukee Bucks Re-Sign Forward Chris Wright
MILWAUKEE, Wisc. - April 5, 2014 - The Milwaukee Bucks have signed free-agent forward Chris Wright (6-8, 225) to a 10-day contract, General Manager John Hammond announced today. Wright is the 43rd GATORADE Call-Up of the 2013-14 season from the NBA D-League.
This marks Wright’s second stint with the Bucks this season, after also spending 10 days with the club from March 14-23. He appeared in two games with the Bucks, averaging 6.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 16.5 minutes per game.
Wright returns to the Bucks from the D-League’s Maine Red Claws, where he’s appeared in 41 games this season and posted averages of 19.8 points and 8.1 rebounds per contest. He’s notched 14 double-doubles on the year, including seven in his last 11 appearances. Wright also played for the Red Claws during the 2012-13 season, when he average 18.1 points and 8.9 rebounds per game, and has been named to the D-League All-Star Game in both of his seasons in Maine.
The call-up marks the third in the career of Wright, making him the second player in franchise history to earn three call-ups with the team (Shelvin Mack, 2012-13 - Washington, Philadelphia, Atlanta). There have now been a total of 12 call-ups from the Red Claws from eight different players. There have been three call-ups from Maine during the 2013-14 season, with Chris Babb receiving the other call-up to the Boston Celtics on Feb. 28, 2014.
After going undrafted out of Dayton in 2011, Wright was selected by the Red Claws with the third overall pick in the 2011 D-League Draft. He appeared in four games for the Red Claws, averaging 17.0 points and 10.8 rebounds, before signing with the Golden State Warriors on Dec. 24, 2011. Wright appeared in 24 games during his lone NBA season and posted 2.9 points and 1.9 rebounds per contest. Earning the start in Golden State’s season finale, Wright tallied a career-best 25 points and eight rebounds while shooting 11-of-14 from the field on April 26, 2012, at San Antonio.
Wright will wear #15 for the Bucks.