Trail Blazers Sign Dorell Wright In Free Agency
The Portland Trail Blazers have officially signed free agent forward Dorell Wright
. He will wear No. 1.
The agreement was first reported on July 6 by Jason Quick
of The Oregonian, but now that the July moratorium has expired, the team is free to make the signing official. The team doesn't announce terms, but Quick reports that the deal is two years at $3 million a year.
From the looks of the photo above, which was posted to Wright's Instagram account last night
, Wright actually signed his contract when the moratorium officially ended at 9 PM (midnight Eastern), which was followed by ...
“Dorell brings a versatile skill set on both sides of the ball,” said
Olshey in the team's press release. “He gives us the ability to stretch
defenses on the offensive end while guarding multiple positions
Wright, a nine-year veteran drafted out of high school by the Miami Heat, averaged 9.2 points and 3.8 rebounds in almost 23 minutes per game in a reserve role last season with the Philadelphia 76ers. A known three-point shooter, Wright joins the Trail Blazers, a team that broke their franchise record in three-pointers taken and made last season under Terry Stotts, with a 36 percent average from beyond the arc.
“It was a great opportunity to play with a good team that has great players in Damian Lillard, LaMarcus [Aldridge] and Nicolas Batum," Wright told Chris Haynes of CSNNW
. "Coach Stotts' style of play was one of the biggest things that enticed me. They run up and down and shoot a lot of threes. It reminds me of my days in Golden State."