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Dorell Wright agrees to two-year deal with the Blazers

Jul 6, 2013, 5:01 PM EDT

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Dorell Wright might have been a key veteran addition to the bench of a contender next season, but he chose to go to a team looking to continue its rebuild instead.

Wright has agreed to a two-year deal worth $6 million to join the Portland Trail Blazers, according to multiple reports, including this one from Jason Quick of The Oregonian.

A nine-year NBA veteran, Wright brings three-point shooting and capable rebounding from the wing position. He played for the Sizers last season, where he averaged 9.2 points and 3.8 rebounds in 22.6 minutes per game, while shooting 39.6 percent from three-point distance. For his career, however, Wright’s average from beyond the arc is a much more solid 43.6 percent.

This pickup is another one aimed at solidifying the bench unit in Portland, an area where the team has done an excellent job this offseason. In addition to Wright, the Blazers have added Robin Lopez and Thomas Robinson essentially for nothing, and selected guard C.J. McCollum with the tenth overall pick in this year’s draft.

  1. saint1997 - Jul 6, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    Great move for the Blazers – this bench looks a whole lot more palatable now (Lopez will start and Leonard will be on the bench by the way)

  2. Marlowe Alter - Jul 6, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    “while shooting 39.6 percent from three-point distance. For his career, however, Wright’s average from beyond the arc is a much more solid 43.6 percent.”

    not sure where you got those shooting stats from but he’s never even shot above 39% from 3 in a season let alone for his career. He shot 37.4 from 3 this year and is a career 36.7 % shooter from deep. I’d suggest you review your story before you rush to post it.

    http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/w/wrighdo01.html

  3. Marlowe Alter - Jul 6, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    I see you actually confused his career shooting percentages for his 3-point numbers.

  4. 00maltliquor - Jul 6, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    Solid signing. Good pricetag. And waalaa…the Blazers now have a respectable bench. Look out for them, they are back in the playoffs. Might even surprise some people with how well they do next year.

  5. Anoesis - Jul 6, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    “He played for the Sizers last season…” They’re so bad they lost their x for a z?

    • stayhigh_247 - Jul 6, 2013 at 10:19 PM

      I thought it was D League team at first, I was like who?

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