Law enforcement has found the body of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright. The body was found in a wooded area in southeast Memphis. Wright has been missing since July 18, and his family has said it suspects foul play. The 34-year-old Wright was expected to fly out of town. His family filed a missing person report July 22.

Wright was last seen leaving his ex-wife’s home near Memphis, and at that time was believed to be carrying some amount of cash. Wright was in Memphis to see his six children, who were set to drive to Atlanta with him. Police say the investigation is ongoing. Wright was paid about $55 million during his NBA career, from 1996-2009.

Wright’s History:
1993: Moved to Memphis from Oxford, Miss., for senior season at Booker T. Washington High. Signed during early period with then-Memphis State.

1994: After averaging 19.1 rebounds in regular season, selected to play in McDonald’s All America game in New York.

1995: Named first-team freshman all-American after leading Memphis Tigers in scoring (14.8 points per game), rebounds (10.2) and blocked shots (2.1). Runnerup to Georgetown guard Allen Iverson in voting for the U.S. Basketball Writers Association freshman of the year award.

1996: Named second-team all-American after leading Tigers again in scoring (17.4), rebounding (10.4 ) and blocks (1.9). Entered NBA Draft and was No. 7 pick of first round, by Los Angeles Clippers.

1997: Started 52 games as Clippers rookie, averaging 7.3 points and 6.1 rebounds. Played in Rookie Game during All-Star Weekend.

1998: Averaged 9 points and 8.8 rebounds in second season with Clippers, including 32-point, 15-rebound performance vs. L.A. Lakers.

1999: Tied Clippers record with 13 rebounds in first quarter of a 25-rebound performance vs. Sacramento. Finished with averages of 6.6 points and 7.5 rebounds in final season with Clippers. Traded to Atlanta for two future first-round picks.

2000: Averaged 6 points and 4.1 rebounds for Atlanta.

2001: Averaged career-best 12.4 points for Hawks. Traded back home to Memphis as Atlanta received Shareef Abdur-Rahim and draft rights to Jamaal Tinsley in exchange for Wright, Brevin Knight and draft rights to Pau Gasol.

2002: Averaged 12 points and career-high 9.4 rebounds for Grizzlies, including 33-point, 26-rebound performance vs. Dallas.

2003: Averaged 11.4 points and 7.5 rebounds for Grizzlies.

2004: Averaged 9.4 points and 6.8 rebounds for Grizzlies.

2005: Averaged 9.6 points and 7.7 rebounds for Grizzlies.

2006: Averaged 5.8 points and 5.1 rebounds in final season as Grizzly. Signed two-year free agent deal worth about $3 million annually to return to Atlanta.

2007: Averaged 2.6 points and 3.2 rebounds in limited action for Hawks.

2008: Played in just 18 games combined for Atlanta and, following a trade, Sacramento, averaging 0.8 points and 2.1 rebounds.

2009: Finished NBA career playing just 17 games for Cleveland. Averaged 8 points and 6.4 rebounds in 778 career games. Averaged 7.7 points and 5.3 rebounds in 15 career playoff games.

Regular season

Year↓ Team↓ GP↓ GS↓ MPG↓ FG%↓ 3P%↓ FT%↓ RPG↓ APG↓ SPG↓ BPG↓ PPG↓
1996–97 LA Clippers 77 51 25.1 .481 .250 .587 6.1 .6 .6 .8 7.3
1997–98 LA Clippers 69 38 30.0 .445 .000 .659 8.8 .8 .8 1.3 9.0
1998–99 LA Clippers 48 15 23.6 .458 .000 .692 7.5 .7 .5 .8 6.6
1999–00 Atlanta 75 0 16.1 .499 .333 .644 4.1 .3 .4 .5 6.0
2000–01 Atlanta 71 46 28.0 .448 .000 .718 7.5 1.2 .6 .9 12.4
2001–02 Memphis 43 33 29.1 .459 .000 .569 9.4 1.0 .7 .5 12.0
2002–03 Memphis 70 49 28.3 .454 .000 .659 7.5 1.1 .7 .8 11.4
2003–04 Memphis 65 46 25.8 .439 .000 .733 6.8 1.1 .7 .9 9.4
2004–05 Memphis 80 77 28.6 .469 .000 .662 7.7 1.1 .7 .9 9.6
2005–06 Memphis 78 58 21.7 .478 .000 .564 5.1 .6 .7 .6 5.8
2006–07 Atlanta 67 31 15.4 .448 .000 .281 3.2 .6 .4 .4 2.6
2007–08 Atlanta 13 1 11.4 .294 .000 .500 2.8 .2 .2 .2 1.0
2007–08 Sacramento 5 0 2.6 .250 .000 .000 .2 .2 .0 .0 .4
2008-09 Cleveland 17 2 7.4 .370 .000 .375 1.5 .2 .2 .3 1.4
Career 778 447 23.8 .459 .069 .645 6.4 .8 .6 .7 8.0

[edit] Playoffs

Year↓ Team↓ GP↓ GS↓ MPG↓ FG%↓ 3P%↓ FT%↓ RPG↓ APG↓ SPG↓ BPG↓ PPG↓
1996–97 LA Clippers 3 3 30.7 .406 .000 1.000 7.3 .7 1.0 .7 10.3
2003–04 Memphis 4 4 25.0 .435 .000 .333 4.3 .5 1.0 .5 5.5
2004–05 Memphis 4 4 21.3 .571 .000 .500 5.0 2.3 .2 .2 8.3
2005–06 Memphis 4 0 21.5 .611 .000 .700 5.0 .8 .0 1.0 7.3
Career 15 11 24.2 .495 .000 .652 5.3 1.1 .5 .6 7.7

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