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Warriors trade Dorell Wright to 76ers for future pick

Jul 10, 2012, 6:36 PM EDT

Dorell Wright

The Philadelphia 76ers have themselves a three-point shot loving swingman.

The Sixers have acquired Dorell Wright from the Warriors for a future draft pick, reports Dei Lynam of The San Jose Mercury News says it is actually rights to a currently unsigned European player that heads to Golden State. In other words, the poo poo platter.

Wright fits with the Sixers style, the report suggests.

Wright’s length and athleticism clearly made him appealing to a Sixers front office that covets players with the ability to play multiple positions.

Wright was expendable in Golden State because Brandon Rush outplayed him most of last season and they just drafted Harrison Barnes at No. 7 overall. Those guys get the swingman run now.

What player heads back? We don’t know yet. Which shows you how badly the Warriors wanted to keep him around. They save his $4 million salary plus luxury tax costs by shipping him out.

Wright averaged 10.3 points per game shooting 36 percent from three last season. His athleticism and size tempt you to expect more from him, but he’ll be good not great most nights. With the Sixers other, athletic starters he makes an intriguing fit.

  1. eaglesfootballfan - Jul 10, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    Very good pickup for the 76ers. As a Sixers fan watching this past playoff series vs Chicago and Boston, the 76ers really struggled shooting the ball. They would shoot around 35-40% on the floor and not score many points. Wright is a very good shooter and a 3 point specialist. Very solid move by the 76ers.

  2. illad3lph1a - Jul 10, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    Great move for the sixers! Now go get a big man to go with Hawes

  3. adzs - Jul 10, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    Damn wish my Hornets had moved in if he was available for such a (suprisingly) lowly price; I no they’ve got Barnes and all but surely they could have gotten more for him? Still, great move by the Sixers…

  4. livingsacrifice86 - Jul 10, 2012 at 7:26 PM

    The 76ers have to have at least 10 SG’s and SF’s listed on their roster, at least. Ha ha

    • thesixersbench - Jul 11, 2012 at 10:10 AM

      Clearly a work in progress. Doubt they start the season with the roster they have today.

  5. andyreidisfat - Jul 10, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    Anyone who thinks this is a good move is silly. The sixers have the worst GM in the nba. How many swing men will they get ?? Thorn is terrible and he needs to go. This team has no interest in being great, only in making the playoffs as an 8th seed. The whole “run” last year had nothing do with them. They would have been swept by chicago had Rose not got hurt and were only in the Boston series till boston felt like starting to really play.

    The sixers have players that can be packaged to get a real talent, bu tthey don’t. They continue to feed the fan base that Igudala is a star ……. lol……. A.I. is garbage. He is nothing more than a strong defender who can dunk (the dunking part would be ok but he;s afraid to drive the rim unless no one is there)

    This team is an insult to some of the great players and teams that have dawned the sixers colors.

    Oh and Doug Collins sucks, i don’t give a damn how nice he is to the media. He is a terrible coach who thought it best to have the number 2 pick coming off the bench in favor of jodi meeks. Seriously. Jodi freakin Meeks started for Collins. He should be fired right now just for that, heck he should have been fired right after the tap of the first game Meeks started.

    • ewyorksockexchange - Jul 10, 2012 at 8:37 PM

      Thorn is leaving. He’s retiring after next season, way to pay attention. The reason the sixers aren’t good right now is because ed snyder was a horrible owner, and now that has changed. And anyone with a brain knows iggy isn’t a star, listen to literally any sports talk radio show in philly and you’ll realize that. The organization doesn’t say he’s a star, they were all about him being the up-and-coming face of the franchise when he was 24, more than a few years ago, but that time is long past. The sixers are a really young team aside from Iggy, especially with brand gone, and they need time to develop their good young talent in young, turner, holliday and allen. By the way, meeks started because turner wasn’t performing at the start of the season, and meeks can shoot the three fairly well. It ended up working when turner came back really strong at the end of the season.

      And your collins comment is absurd, you clearly have no idea how to evaluate what a coach is doing.

    • thesixersbench - Jul 11, 2012 at 10:12 AM

      You’re the typical Philly sports idiot. Roll out of bed in Kensington around noon, call into WIP and complain that someone isn’t playing with “enough grit”.

    • lavoysboy - Jul 11, 2012 at 3:40 PM

      The sixers have improved since Collins became the head coach. Just look at their record and the fact that the series victory over the Bulls was their first in about 10 years. And I clearly remember that Sixers by most NBA experts were still predicting the sixers to get killed in the series even without Rose. Some believed that, “the bulls bench would beat the Heat.” That series victory was legit. There are no asteriks next to a victory (quote from your favorite coach). How can you say that Collins is a bad coach when they have improved each year? I know it has only been 2 years but still. You say collins is a bad coach because he started Meeks? Meeks is the only somewhat of a 3-point threat on almost the entire roster. If he was on the bench where would Collins put him in the game? He would only play 7 mins a game when he was on the bench, you need him on the floor to space out the floor a little bit and if he is feeling it he can hit a couple of shots for you. Evan Turner is a better player but it was better for the team to have Meeks starting, plus turner eventually got his minutes.

      Also don’t call Iggy A.I…. There is only one A.I. Iggy is one of the best defenders in the league, he is not a star but he is a very good player. He learned his role this year and it has worked out great for the Sixers. He is not the scorer that all philly fans want but he is one of the best ALL-AROUND players in the league. A great team player!

      Also in the Celtics series the teams kept trading victories. Soo your saying they only felt like playing every other game? Please, just stop it. Why wouldn’t the celtics feel like playing the entire series?

  6. dannythebisforbeast - Jul 10, 2012 at 8:03 PM

    Don’t claim to be an NBA expert but dont the sixers now have like 6-7 guys like this that ALL play the same position and give you the same thing on the floor?

    • thesixersbench - Jul 11, 2012 at 10:21 AM

      Word – you’re reading the writing on the wall for impending moves. No way they can go into the season with this roster.

  7. aldavis4president - Jul 10, 2012 at 8:20 PM

    Die hard warrior fan here….dorrell Wright sucks..he can only shoot 3s…and dsnt shoot em..every warrior fan has been waiting for him to git traded sin e last season don’t know what the earlier posters see in him lol..and he Waz cheap cuz most gm’s know how bad he iz..except for the Philly front office Hahah

    • ewyorksockexchange - Jul 10, 2012 at 8:41 PM

      sixers need three point shooting, if you put him in the rotation and tell him to get open and shoot threes I think he can fit in pretty well. Who knows, collins might get him to be a decent contributor.

    • eaglesfan723 - Jul 10, 2012 at 8:41 PM

      You lost all credibility because you dont know how to spell or use proper english.

    • Eberwizzle - Jul 10, 2012 at 9:31 PM

      And Chris Carter sucks too….He only catches touchdowns

    • thesixersbench - Jul 11, 2012 at 10:22 AM

      Considering we only wanted him for his 3-point shooting, I think we’ll be just fine with this arrangement.

      Also – you make me lose faith in humanity.

  8. dunkindan - Jul 10, 2012 at 9:09 PM

    as a warriors fan i never liked his stroke. he doesn’t have a natural shooting rhythm and almost a fake looking follow through.

  9. tyler200829 - Jul 10, 2012 at 9:39 PM

    Bunch of morons missing the point here…..we gave up some nobody from Europe for a guy that could win the sixth man award for this team….yes I said it. He’ll come off the bench with likely Jodie Meeks lavoy Allen and nick young…..that’s a very good bench. Nobody proclaimed him an All-star but obviously nobody should proclaim you intelligent

    • philadelphiafan - Jul 10, 2012 at 10:34 PM

      you forgot our best bench player in thad young lol

  10. rapsfan32 - Jul 10, 2012 at 10:01 PM

    Maybe this means that the Iggy era in Philly is finished, and he will be headed to my Raps

  11. eagles512 - Jul 10, 2012 at 11:32 PM

    Yep-Iggy sucks. That’s why he made the Olympic team. Only someone who sucks could make the best team in the world. And people wonder why I rip Philly fans even though I am one.

  12. captainwisdom8888 - Jul 11, 2012 at 1:35 AM

    Dorell Wright is a very good pickup, and he’ll be utilized nicely in drive-and-dish situations with his outside effectiveness.

    As for Iguodala, the guy is is a great player with unbelievable versatility, and he is arguably the best player in the league at defending the Lebrons and Kobe’s of the NBA. Iguodala is simply not a #1 scorer, and as soon as the 76ers sign a guy who can be made better by Iguodala’s passing ability and overall skillset, a guy that can take the scoring pressure of Iggy, then this team will be moving in the right direction.

  13. xxakshunxx - Jul 11, 2012 at 2:24 AM

    Most Philly fans don’t think Iggys sucks.. It’s more that he’s just overpaid

  14. dixx8ball - Jul 11, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    First of all Iggy made the Olympic team because a bunch of other players were hurt and couldn’t play. Was he a name mentioned in the original selection, absolutely. Is he a great player, not at all. He is a very good defender and a ok scorer, yes and yes. If he actually didn’t play scared he might have turned into a great player. With his athletic ability he should be driving the lane on most trips down the court and taking it hard to the rack. Instead, he drives the lane when nobody is there or his favorite thing to do that pisses all of us Philly fans off is to run down the court and throw up a horrible looking 3point shot. I’m a season ticket holder and I can’t tell you how many times Iggy would pass half court with ball and the crowd would be screaming “Don’t shoot”. However, I do believe the Olympics will show that he could be a very good player if he had a better player or two along side of him. He is just not the type of player to be your main guy/ leading scorer, but as a compliment player he could be one of the best.

    As far as the team goes I have to tell you I am completely disappointed in the fact that we have Iggy, Thad, Nick Young, Turner, Harkless, and Wright that all pretty much are 2 guard/ Small Forward type guys.. I was really hoping they would make a move to get some type of legit 20 plus point scorer. But as of yet nothing doing. If they aren’t really planning on going out and making a splash on a big name I don’t really see the point of using the amnesty clause on Brand. Yeah, you lose his cap number, but if he signs somewhere else for say 4 mil the Sixers still have to pay him 14 mil. So, why drop a guy that can give you a little something, and maybe help with mentoring and grooming Moultrie in the PF spot.

    Oh well, the playoff run was fun and the building was rocking for the playoff games. Still, if by next year they don’t have a major player here there will be a ton of pissed of Sixers fans..

  15. aldavis4president - Jul 11, 2012 at 2:13 PM

    You like to correct people on a sports website your cool. Get a life and a girlfriend bro

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