Chris Wright looks back on injury-plagued season

Former Dayton Flyers star played in NBA D-League this season

Six years after Chris Wright’s career with the Dayton Flyers ended, he’s still chasing his NBA dream.

The Trotwood-Madison graduate Wright played in 20 games this season with the Oklahoma City Blue in the NBA D-League, averaging 9.9 points and 4.2 rebounds. Injuries and illness limited his playing time.

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Wright last played in the NBA in 2014, appearing in eight games for the Milwaukee Bucks. He saw his most extensive NBA action in 2011-12, playing in 24 games for the Golden State Warriors.

Wright, 27, has also spent time in Europe. His goal remains to play in the NBA.

“Of course it’s frustrating because I worked every day, but I look at everything as a learning experience,” Wright told in an extended feature published Wednesday. “Whatever your path is to get to the highest level, or whatever level it is, you have to find purpose. I love basketball — that’s one of my favorite things to do in the world. I started to look at it like, ‘If basketball is the only thing you have, then you’ve failed in life.’ Because basketball can replace you the next day; the next hour; the next minute. You have to be in the moment, learn from it and cherish it, because tomorrow’s not promised. It doesn’t matter where I’m playing, I work hard every single day to be the best at where I’m at in that moment.”

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