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The Wright Stuff Week 18: Delon and the Raptors are on vacation

Maybe we should just enjoy the break for a little while, even while pondering where to go next.

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Welcome to The Wright Stuff, our weekly column following the career of Raptors point guard Delon Wright. Since we can’t influence his training or anything on the court, we’ll recommend films that reflect his past week and hopefully inspire a leap forward. It’ll be part film breakdown, part essay, and part whatever loose piece of wisdom we can shake from the experience.


Delon Wright and the Raptors are on vacation, as has been the case since approximately the stroke of midnight on Wednesday, February 14, 2018.

Let them sit and think.


Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.


Hallways, doors, openings and closings, on and on and on. Delon, with and without the other Raptors, journeyed to different places in the world this past week. It allowed for a lot of time for introspection (presumably). Who knows what happened.

Radiohead’s vision of daydreaming, the constant stroll through different corridors of the mind, puts me in that head space, and gets me thinking about all the things a person thinks about while sitting on a beach, or hanging out in one’s home town, or trekking to some unknown location across the globe. It’s restorative, or dark, or thoughtful, or dangerous. It’s somehow everything and nothing.

Hopefully the trip is worth it. Hopefully everyone finds their way back. Hopefully the journey and the destination produce something — for lack of a better word — good.

Wright retakes the court tomorrow night with the Raptors for the final 25 games of the regular season.