Wizards Guard To Miss 6-to-8 Weeks

The Washington Wizards have lost a key component of their perimeter defense, with the announcement that eight-year veteran guard Delon Wright has a Grade 2 strain of his right hamstring. 

He'll be out 6-to-8 weeks, and will be re-evaluated after three weeks. 

The injury occurred in Tuesday night's win over the Detroit Pistons.  

"Next-man-up mentality," said head coach Wes Unseld Jr. "It's not ideal, but, we have enough people in the fold to cover our bases. We have the depth and flexibility. It might alter some things we do but... I feel pretty comfortable about having a guy down that we can fill that void."

Wright was a first-round pick in the 2015 Draft by the Toronto Raptors (20th overall). He signed a 2-year, $16M deal with the Wizards this summer, and has had a solid impact on what they do defensively. 

The Wiz are 3-1, with Wright averaging nearly 23 minutes a game with 6.5 points, 3.2 assists and 2.5 rebounds, with a remarkable 2.8 steals per game. He's also 9th in the NBA in deflections. 

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