Blazers sign sharpshooter Dorell Wright
The Portland Trail Blazers continued filling out their roster on Saturday, by acquiring unrestricted free agent Dorell Wright.
According to Yahoo! Sports, Wright, the 6-foot-7 shooting guard, agreed to a two-year deal worth $6 million. Though the Blazers have been busy this offseason in adding much-needed depth to the bench and size in the starting frontcourt through trades, Wright becomes the Blazers’ first free-agent signing.
Wright, 27, has played nine seasons in the NBA and recently completed a year in Philadelphia, averaging 9.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists. Wright also shot 37.4 percent from the 3-point arc.
Best known for his long-distance marksmanship, Wright should provide the Blazers with another shooter. Wright’s best season occurred during his first year with the Golden State Warriors in 2010-2011 when he started all 82 games and led the NBA in 3-point field goals made (194) and attempted (516).
Also during that 2010-2011 season, Wright averaged a career-best 16.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3 assists per game.
Check out Wright in action during the 2011 All-Star 3-point shooting contest.