He was being held on $1 million bond.
Wright stood 6-foot-11 and was a star player for the University of Memphis. He went on to play for several NBA teams including the Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies.
He went through personal and financial setbacks, including a divorce and the foreclosure of two homes. He finished his NBA career in 2009 and was killed at age 34.
Wright had been living in Atlanta and was visiting the Memphis area when he disappeared in July 2010.