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Hornets exercise option on swingman Wright

Posted Oct 26 2009 5:28PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The New Orleans Hornets have picked up swingman Julian Wright's option for the 2010-11 season.

Wright, who is 6 feet 8, 225 pounds, is a former first-round draft choice entering his third NBA season and is expected to be in the starting lineup when the Hornets open the regular season at San Antonio on Wednesday night.

Picked 13th overall in 2007, the Kansas standout averaged 4.4 points and 2.8 rebounds in 14.3 minutes last season in 58 games, including 19 starts.

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