Former Ute Delon Wright is adjusting nicely to his new team after trade to Memphis

first_img Morning links: Donovan Mitchell launched his foundation this week. Here’s who it will benefit Related MEMPHIS — After getting drafted in the first round by the Toronto Raptors in 2015 following a standout career at the University of Utah, Delon Wright was getting comfortable in Toronto where he was a key contributor off the bench for one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference.Then early last month, just before the trade deadline, he had to pack his bags and move to Memphis, being part of the trade that sent Grizzlies’ star Marc Gasol to the Raptors. Former Jazzman C.J. Miles also went to Memphis in that deal.Wright was sad to leave Toronto where he had made friends and developed close relationships within the organization, but he understood it was part of the business and he has done well since joining the Grizzlies.“It’s been good so far,” he said. “I like the opportunities that I’ve been given and am just trying to grow with this organization and this new team. I’ve definitely been able to play on the ball more and play my game more. It’s been fun to get back to doing that.”Wright has averaged 10.8 points since coming to Memphis and is coming off a career-high 25-point night Tuesday in a win over Portland. He’s been playing just under 28 minutes per game as the primary backup to Mike Conley, taking over the spot vacated by former Jazzman Shelvin Mack when he was traded to Atlanta.Memphis coach J.B. Bickerstaff is happy with what Wright has brought to his team.“He has the ability to play in the open court, he has the ability to get to the paint, he has the ability to play-make,” Bickerstaff said. “His ability to defend multiple positions has been huge for us. We’ve been able to play small lineups with him, Mike (Conley) and Avery (Bradley) on the floor and he can take the challenge of the bigger guy. That helps us offensively with that playmaking, speed and ball-handling on the floor.”Bickerstaff also said Wright is a fast learner.’’Watching him just since he’s been here, he’s a guy you can have a conversation with or a 10-minute workout with and he takes it that night and puts it on the floor,” he said. “That says lot because a lot of guys can’t do that. He’s a better basketball player than even when he got here.”Wright says he still keeps in touch with coaches at Utah and former players such as Kyle Kuzma (“Kuz is still my guy”) and Dakarai Tucker, who plays in the G League. He still comes back to Utah every summer to put on a basketball camp at East High School and says he’s looking forward to coming back again this summer.center_img Jazz know it won’t be easy the rest of the way despite their soft schedulelast_img read more

FHA to Take Mortgage Appraisals Online in 2016

first_imgFHA to Take Mortgage Appraisals Online in 2016 Share EAD portal FHA HUD mortgage appraisal 2015-04-01 Samantha Guzman April 1, 2015 756 Views The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is moving its delivery of mortgage origination appraisals online. The Electronic Appraisal Delivery (EAD) portal for FHA insured single family will be used to provide information necessary for mortgagees to prepare for delivering both forward and reverse origination appraisals, HUD announced through a mortgage letter. Mortgage lenders will be required to use the web-based platform for mortgagee submissions of FHA appraisal data and reports for case numbers assigned on and after June 27, 2016.According to HUD, the EAD portal will make it easier to do business with FHA by offering process and technology efficiencies that “streamline appraisal data transmission, promote quality up-front appraisal data, and reduce post-endorsement appraisal data corrections,” HUD said in a statement. The EAD portal will allow transmissions to FHA of only those appraisals that comply with FHA’s Single Family Housing Appraisal Report and Data Delivery Guide.“When submitting an appraisal, the portal provides a confirmation of a successful submission, or information regarding required corrections that may need to be made before resubmitting and transmitting to FHA,” HUD said.Mortgagees should note that appraisals submitted through the EAD portal remain subject to a review for compliance with FHA appraisal requirements and mortgagees remain responsible for proper underwriting of the appraisal and for ensuring the property meets FHA’s minimum property requirements and standards for serving as security for the FHA-insured mortgage, HUD noted.In addition, the appraiser remains accountable for appraisal quality, credibility, and compliance with FHA appraisal requirements, HUD said. FHA will incorporate the EAD portal into the Single Family Housing Policy Handbook.“Web-based, on-demand training will be available,” HUD said, adding that mortgagees are “strongly encouraged to ensure their authorized users and/or designated third-party service providers complete the training before accessing the EAD portal.” Share in Daily Dose, Featured, Originationlast_img read more