Wright is the same age as McConnell, scored fewer points per game last season, and is currently on a Wizards team that might try to spend money in an attempt to win games with Bradley Beal and Kristaps Porzingis at the center of their operation. To put it mildly, the odds of a deal happening are much lower than one with Indiana.
That doesn’t mean Ujiri should give up on the idea of adding Wright. Having been drafted and developed by the Raptors, they are well aware of how the 6-5 guard can impact the game on both ends. With some improved 3-point shooting in the last few years, Wright could fit in like a glove.
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Wright’s resurgence in Washington helped him show that his style of play can still get the job done. Nick Nurse might be gone, but it will take quite a seismic shift for Masai Ujiri to swear off signing switchable players who can defend multiple positions on the perimeter.
Neither McConnell more Wright will be a high-end scorer, but Wright is able to score in more ways than McConnell, who is often an unwilling 3-point shooter. Giving up Young to do so would help the Raptors get off an iffy contract while adding a proven guard who thrives in Toronto’s style.