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RaininThrees 03-26-2011 02:20 PM

Julian Wright Refuses to Enter Game


It got so bad for the Raptors, who trailed by as many as 47 points, that forward Julian Wright refused to be a part of the proceedings. Jay Triano, the Raptors head coach, said he asked Wright to go into the game at some point in the third quarter, only to watch Wright remain firmly seated on the visitors’ bench.

“I just went to the next guy,” said Triano. “I wasn’t going to ask him twice.”

Wright, in the end, was the only able-bodied Raptor on the active roster who did not play.

“I asked (Wright) to go in, and he didn’t go in,” Triano said. “I know he went to the washroom just before that. I don’t know if he wasn’t feeling well. I still haven’t talked to him.”

Wright, who left the locker-room in haste after the game, refused to answer a reporter’s questions about his non-performance.

“I don’t want to talk about it,” Wright said. “Speculate on anything you want.”

One locker-room source speculated that Wright, whose playing time has been down of late, was upset that he was only being asked to enter the game after it had degenerated into an epic blowout

“Everybody knew (Wright) was mad on the bench,” said the source.

When you're Julian Wright, you don't get to dictate when you do and don't entre NBA basketball games. He should be happy he's in the NBA and not in the D-League.

By all rights, Raps should make a statement and show that the players aren't running the show, even in a bad year. They bent over for Hedo last year (we saw what that did), and if they do it for Julian Wright, they deserve less respect than they're getting throughout the league.

RaininThrees 03-26-2011 02:21 PM

Re: Julian Wright Refuses to Enter Game
Didn't realize this was being discussed in another thread...

kmart 03-26-2011 02:22 PM

Re: Julian Wright Refuses to Enter Game
Release him, they cannot have a player refusing to enter the game, especially some scrub like Julian Wright.

GoRapz 03-26-2011 02:29 PM

Re: Julian Wright Refuses to Enter Game
Hey I mean at some point you gotta feel sorry for of the few players on this squad that can play a lick of D is asked to be brought in during a blow out? Come on now Jay :facepalm

Boneheaded move on Julian can't get any burn on one of the worst teams in the league what makes you think pulling this move will make things better? :lol

Qwyjibo 03-26-2011 03:54 PM

Re: Julian Wright Refuses to Enter Game
He's a scrub and he always has been in the NBA. Really not worth much attention. When you can't beat out guys like Kleiza, James Johnson and Weems, that says something about your game.

Dr.Funk 03-26-2011 06:03 PM

Re: Julian Wright Refuses to Enter Game
Release him right now.

T-Low 03-26-2011 07:11 PM

Re: Julian Wright Refuses to Enter Game
Prove why you should be on this team, and then get back to me.

RaininThrees 03-26-2011 07:51 PM

Re: Julian Wright Refuses to Enter Game
" Wright available to play for TOR@LAC after refusing to enter Fri's blowout loss at GSW. "It's been handled internally," says GM Colangelo"

bokes15 03-26-2011 07:53 PM

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haha, "it's been handled internally" I know that's the standard answer whenever there's an issue but I feel like in this case it pretty much means he's getting the Weems treatment. Aka, know your role and shut your mouth.

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