Thursday, September 12, 2013

Random NBA Player of the Week: Dorell Wright

Dorell Wright is a Small Forward from Los Angeles. He entered the NBA straight out of high school, a graduate of South Kent Prep, a boarding school in Connecticut. He had originally committed to playing at DePaul, but instead was picked 19th overall in the 2004 NBA Draft.

He spent his first six seasons as a bench player for the Miami Heat. He won a championship ring with the team in 2006, despite not playing a single game in the playoffs.

In the summer of 2010, he signed with the Golden State Warriors, and 2010-11 was his breakout year. That season he played and started all 82 games, led the league in three-pointers made and attempted, and scored more points that season (1,344) than he did in his first six seasons in Miami combined (1,333). For his work, he placed third in the voting for Most Improved Player.

During the 2011-12 lockout season, Wright's production went down as he only averaged 10.3 points and 5.3 boards a game. In the following offseason he was a part of a three-team trade that sent him to the Philadelphia 76ers. With the Sixers he moved into a sixth man role, averaging 22.6 minutes and 9.2 points per game.

On July 10th, he signed as a free agent with the Portland Trail Blazers, and will look to be a huge contributor on a team that features stars Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge as well as rookie C.J. McCollum.

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