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Dorell Wright leaving Miami for Golden State

Jul 11, 2010, 12:32 PM EDT

D_wright.jpgNot everybody wants to play in Miami right now.

The Heat’s Dorell Wright is very close to leaving South Beach and signing a new deal with Golden State, a three-year contract worth more than $10 million, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

The Warriors are not going to match the offer the New Jersey Nets made to Anthony Morrow, according to the report. Which is crazy. Morrow has the potential to be a real impact player at the point in this league and the Warriors are letting the Nets have him for four years, $12 million. Yes, Steph Curry is the future point for the Warriors but you don’t just let good talent leave cheaply. And you wonder why the team has struggled recently under this management.

They do get a solid wing player in Wright, who can shoot the three and attack the rim. He’s athletic and a good fit at the three for Golden State. Good solid role player for a team, a guy that should pair well with Curry.

Miami doesn’t really need Wright at the three with LeBron James and Mike Miller ahead of him. It’s all for the best anyway. Maybe it was time for Wright to change scenery. Last season included a DUI for Wright and an embarrassing exposure on twitter for the swingman. A fresh start on the West Coast can help put that all in the past.

  1. D - Jul 11, 2010 at 2:14 PM

    Kurt,
    Before you criticize the Warriors and their handling of the Morrow situation, please at least take the time to know the facts:
    1) The Warriors have not officially said they will not match Morrow’s offer from the Nets. They are still weighing their options and will determine, later in the week, the best course of action for the team. This very website wrote about this mysterious person called “unnamed source”, so you above any one should know to take whatever “unnamed source” says with a grain of salt.
    2) Morrow is NOT a point guard and has never been a point guard. If you have ever watched him play a basketball game, you would definitely understand why I say this. His ball handling is atrocious and he is still a work in progress in terms of taking the ball off the dribble, shooting off the dribble, and passing off the dribble. Morrow is a Shooting Guard with the capability to play spot minutes at Small Forward.

  2. Shawn - Jul 11, 2010 at 2:22 PM

    Kurt,
    Did you really refer to Morrow as a point guard…uhh…embarressing. Wow I should apply for a sports journalist job, there is an obvious lack to talent and professionalism in the business. Morrow would be a center in Don Nelson’s system before he would ever run the point. He’s 6ft 5in and can’t handle the ball to save his life. FYI, step your name up bud.

  3. Swopa - Jul 12, 2010 at 2:05 AM

    Just to follow up on D’s comment above… Morrow hasn’t even signed the offer sheet yet! If the Warriors so much as hinted they were going to match a 3yr/$12M deal, that would tip off the billionaire who owns NJ to increase the offer.
    Pretty hilarious, BTW, that Kurt Helin doesn’t even know which position Morrow plays. Does NBC actually pay for such ignorance?

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