Detroit Pistons’ Delon Wright to miss 2 weeks with groin strain


The news on the injury front is getting worse and worse for the pistons.

After losing starting point guardian Killian Hayes earlier this season to a torn labrum in his right hip, the pistons will be without a replacement for a while.

Delon Wright suffered a grade 2 right groin strain in the fourth quarter of Friday’s loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. He will be reevaluated in two weeks, which means the Butts need to figure out a few things about the position.

Dennis Smith Jr., who was acquired in Derrick Rose dealings this month, seems like the most likely option to get the starter. Smith has played with the Pistons in only five games this season, but he is in his fourth NBA season. He improved as he became familiar with the offense, including two games with five templates.

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Another option could be Rodney McGruder, who is more of a marksman but has been in the system since training camp, which is longer than the two-way players Saben Lee and Frank Jackson who are point guards.

Wright’s two-week span is likely to last the remainder of the first half of the season, which includes seven more games, starting with Sunday’s matchup in Orlando.

Wright posted career highs with 10.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.9 assists.

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Dusty Kennedy