Dorell Wright
SF FA
1 year ago

Wright was waived by the Clippers on Wednesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran signed a camp deal with the Clippers last month but will not crack the final roster when the regular season begins. Wright, 30, began last season in China before joining the Heat in April, and he may have to head overseas again if he's unable to find another interested NBA team.

Dorell Wright
SF FA
1 year ago

Wright signed a training camp contract with the Clippers on Thursday, Dan Woike of Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

After spending 11 years in the NBA, Wright's 2015-16 season was spent overseas with the Beikong Fly Dragons of the Chinese Basketball Association. He'll attempt a return to the Sates for the upcoming year, but considering he's on a camp deal and the Clippers already have 15 guaranteed contracts, it's highly unlikely Wright makes the regular season roster. The 30-year-old will likely have to go back overseas to find a guaranteed contract.

Dorell Wright
SF FA
1 year ago

Wright (coach's decision) didn't play in Tuesday's 102-96 overtime win over the Raptors in Game 1 of the series.

EDGE Analysis

Wright signed with the Heat just one day before the regular season concluded, which hasn't provided him with much time to establish himself as a rotation member. He'll likely only see the floor in blowout games throughout the playoffs.

Dorell Wright
SF FA
2 years ago

Wright will be available for Tuesday's game against the Pistons, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

Though Wright officially joined the team only earlier in the day, he'll likely find a small role off the bench Tuesday with Justise Winslow sitting out. If the Heat opt to rest any regulars for Wednesday's regular season finale, Wright could be set for increased minutes.

Dorell Wright
SF FA
2 years ago

Wright officially signed with the Heat on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Wright had been awaiting clearance from FIBA after returning from China, but everything is now official and he'll join the Heat on Tuesday. Considering he hasn't had much time to practice with the team, Wright is unlikely to make much of an impact over the final two games of the regular season, but he could be a key contributor in limited minutes off the bench during the playoffs.

Dorell Wright
SF FA
2 years ago

Wright has joined the Heat but is still awaiting FIBA clearance, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is standard procedure for players returning from overseas, and Wright figures to be cleared in short order. It's unclear if the veteran will play Tuesday or Wednesday, but assuming he's cleared he figures to be available off the bench when the playoffs begin this weekend. Wright is playoff eligible since he has not been with another NBA team after March 1. The 30-year-old spent last season with Portland and played with the Heat from 2004-10,

Dorell Wright
SF FA
2 years ago

Wright (hand) took on a situational role with the Blazers in the 2014-15 season, averaging 4.6 points (on 38 percent shooting), 2.3 rebounds, 0.9 assists, and 0.9 three-pointers in 12 minutes across 48 contests.

Whenever coach Terry Stotts was required to fill a hole in the rotation this season, he called upon the 6-foot-7 Wright, who filled in both as a small-ball power forward and traditional small forward. Making no overtures for additional run or more consistent playing time, Wright could come off the bench at Stotts' whim and log effective minutes. Prior to breaking the fourth metacarpal in his left hand on Apr. 1, Wright was forced into action with Wesley Matthews (Achilles) out for the season and starting forwards, LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum, ailing with respective injuries. During the seven-game stretch, which included one start, he averaged 8.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.3 three-pointers in 21 minutes. As an unrestricted free agent this summer, Wright will be best served waiting out the market and find the best situation possible, but a return to Portland could be contingent upon where Aldridge and Matthews land in free agency.

Dorell Wright
SF FA
2 years ago

Wright (hand) is shooting around prior to Wednesday's Game 2 against the Grizzlies, Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports.

Wright, who will remain out Wednesday, is progressing in his recovery from a fractured left hand, which he suffered at the beginning of the month. Originally given a 4-to-6 week timetable, he's without a target return date, but it's possible he could be back at some point during this first-round series.

Dorell Wright
SF FA
3 years ago

Wright (hand) is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks.

Wright fractured a bone in his left hand, and it initially sounded as though he may try to play through the ailment. However, the team's medical staff has decided to sideline him for at least four weeks, meaning he'll miss the rest of the regular season and the start of the playoffs. It's possible Wright could return late in the first round, but it seems more likely that he'd be back for round two, if the Blazers were to advance.

Dorell Wright
SF FA
3 years ago

Wright (hand) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Lakers in Los Angeles.

Wright sustained a fractured fourth metacarpal in his left hand near the end of Wednesday's loss to the Clippers. In the aftermath of the contest, he relayed that he would play through the injury, if the team's medical staff allowed it. With the ruling that he won't play Friday, the Blazers have yet to release a potential return date. As a result, consider him questionable for Saturday's contest against the Pelicans.