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Lorenzen Wright
Lorenzen Wright (crop).jpg
Free Agent
Power forward/Center
Born November 4, 1975 (1975-11-04) (age 34)
Memphis, Tennessee
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 255 lb (116 kg)
League NBA
College Memphis
Draft 7th overall, 1996
Los Angeles Clippers
Pro career 1996–present
Former teams Los Angeles Clippers (1996-99)
Atlanta Hawks (1999-2001, 2006-2008)
Memphis Grizzlies (2001-2006)
Sacramento Kings (2008)
Cleveland Cavaliers (2008-2009)
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Lorenzen Vern-Gagne Wright (born November 4, 1975) is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. He is nicknamed Lo'Z.

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, and raised near Oxford, MS, Wright has played all levels of basketball in Memphis - high school, collegiately and professionally. Wright was selected a Third Team All-America by the Associated Press as a sophomore at the University of Memphis.

After being selected seventh overall by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1996 NBA Draft out of the University of Memphis, Wright moved on to the Atlanta Hawks in 1999. He was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in 2001, but returned to the Hawks in 2006.

On February 16, 2008, he was involved in a multi-player trade, going from Atlanta to Sacramento for Mike Bibby.[1]

He holds career averages of 8.1 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.

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Personal[2]

Wright attempting to block a shot by Chauncey Billups.

Wright founded the Sierra Simone Wright Scholarship Fund after the death of his infant daughter in March 2003.

During the summer of 2003, he returned to the University of Memphis to finish his degree.

His father Herb was a professional basketball player who competed in Finland.

During his first stint in Atlanta, Wright and three other Memphis-native NBA players (Todd Day, Penny Hardaway and Elliot Perry) provided financial assistance to Travis Butler, a Memphis orphan whose tragic story garnered national attention. [3]

Wright is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated.

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1996–97 LA Clippers 77 51 25.1 .481 .250 .587 6.1 .6 .6 .8 7.3
1997–98 LA Clippers 69 38 30.0 .445 .000 .659 8.8 .8 .8 1.3 9.0
1998–99 LA Clippers 48 15 23.6 .458 .000 .692 7.5 .7 .5 .8 6.6
1999–00 Atlanta 75 0 16.1 .499 .333 .644 4.1 .3 .4 .5 6.0
2000–01 Atlanta 71 46 28.0 .448 .000 .718 7.5 1.2 .6 .9 12.4
2001–02 Memphis 43 33 29.1 .459 .000 .569 9.4 1.0 .7 .5 12.0
2002–03 Memphis 70 49 28.3 .454 .000 .659 7.5 1.1 .7 .8 11.4
2003–04 Memphis 65 46 25.8 .439 .000 .733 6.8 1.1 .7 .9 9.4
2004–05 Memphis 80 77 28.6 .469 .000 .662 7.7 1.1 .7 .9 9.6
2005–06 Memphis 78 58 21.7 .478 .000 .564 5.1 .6 .7 .6 5.8
2006–07 Atlanta 67 31 15.4 .448 .000 .281 3.2 .6 .4 .4 2.6
2007–08 Atlanta 13 1 11.4 .294 .000 .500 2.8 .2 .2 .2 1.0
2007–08 Sacramento 5 0 2.6 .250 .000 .000 .2 .2 .0 .0 .4
2008-09 Cleveland 17 2 7.4 .370 .000 .375 1.5 .2 .2 .3 1.4
Career 778 447 23.8 .459 .069 .645 6.4 .8 .6 .7 8.0

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1996–97 LA Clippers 3 3 30.7 .406 .000 1.000 7.3 .7 1.0 .7 10.3
2003–04 Memphis 4 4 25.0 .435 .000 .333 4.3 .5 1.0 .5 5.5
2004–05 Memphis 4 4 21.3 .571 .000 .500 5.0 2.3 .2 .2 8.3
2005–06 Memphis 4 0 21.5 .611 .000 .700 5.0 .8 .0 1.0 7.3
Career 15 11 24.2 .495 .000 .652 5.3 1.1 .5 .6 7.7

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