Dorell Wright: 'I Want To Come Off The Bench'
A nice article from Kerry Eggers of the Portland Tribune catching up with Dorell Wright
on a whole host of topics, including the middle names of his children, his love of playing Madden on XBox, youthful indiscretions, his relationship with Neil Olshey and wanting to come off the bench in Portland ...
In Portland, Wright says he will be comfortable in a reserve role.
"I want to come off the bench," he says. "When training camp starts, I'll get in there and compete, but the guys who have been here have already established themselves. They've been playing well the past few years. (The Blazers) struggled because they didn't have a strong bench. I don't think that will be the case this season."
Wright says his versatility will pay off for the Blazers.
"I'm a 1 through 4, to tell you the truth," he says. "I'm a point forward. I make plays for my teammates. I can shoot the 3. I can be an undersized 4, pick and pop and put pressure on the defense with outside shooting."
Wright hopes his experience will be an asset for the Blazers.
"Having a lot of knowledge and wisdom of the game will help with a lot of the younger guys," he says. "It's about how to conduct yourself in practice, before games … a lot of little things. You don't become a leader by talking a lot. You do it be leading by example. With myself and Mo and Earl and LaMarcus and some others, we'll help the younger guys learn how to become professionals."
Plenty more in the story as well. Give it a read.
(Hat tip to Ben at Blazersedge)