Aug 21

Dorell Wright: 'I Want To Come Off The Bench'

By caseyholdahl

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)


  1. Dorell Wright= 6th man of the year, book it!

    by Simpson on 8/21/2013 3:31 PM
  2. Of course talk is cheap and play is expensive so it is time to get expensive.

    We hear the hype so much that it seems as every player says it. I know if he works hard, plays the game the right way, he will be a great asset.

    I am not really ready to book him as sixth man of the year award, but it is his to be had.

    by Hg on 8/21/2013 9:39 PM
  3. In a basketball game there are only 240 minutes to be had, providing no overtime period. Generally, the younger the player the more he yearns to be on the floor. Veteran players know the season is not a sprint it is a marathon. Still some players feel their abilities and skill sets warrant more playing time. In other words, their egos or swagger or self confidence, whatever you may want to call it, skew their vision.
    To make all that secondary to the common goal of team and sacrifice is necessary for success. Good for you Dorell.

    by Divotking on 8/22/2013 7:00 AM
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