2018 Roster Review | Tanisha Wright

Stats: 33 games, 17.8 MPG, 4.4 PPG, 2.0 APG, 1.6 RPG, 0.5 SPG, 38.3 FG%, 39.6 3P%, 74.1 FT%

Season in a Nutshell: After a year off, she has plenty to offer, but in a limited role.

A Deeper Dive: 

After taking the 2017 season off, Wright returned to the WNBA and joined the Lynx. Her season was up and down, but she showed that she still has plenty to give to a team.

Wright was thrown into a bit of a weird role late in the season, playing more point guard when she primarily played shooting guard and small forward throughout her career.

While her stats were down in 2017, when she got minutes, she played solid and was one of the few bench players coach Cheryl Reeve could depend on game in and game out.

Top Three Games:

3. July 11 vs. Phoenix

Wright was super-efficient against the Mercury, finishing with 15 points, four assists and three rebounds. She shot 5-for-6 from the field, 2-for-2 from deep and 3-for-3 from the free-throw line.

2. Aug. 4 vs. Chicago

Wright was solid, finishing with 12 points, six assists, two rebounds and one steal. She shot 4-for-8 from the field, 2-for-4 from the 3-point line and 2-for-2 from the free-throw line.

1. Aug. 9 at Las Vegas

Wright was all over the place in this win, finishing with a season-high 16 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals. She shot 7-for-12 from the field and 2-for-3 from deep.

Offseason Objectives:

At 35 years old, Wright isn’t adding anything wild to her game, but she was solid from the 3-point line last season, 9.6 percentage points above her career average. If she can work on that shot and continue to hit from deep, she’ll have a place in the league.

Role in 2019:

More of the same of what she did in 2017. Spot starter, but mostly a wing reserve.