Report: Dorell Wright, Blazers agree to deal

Report: Dorell Wright, Blazers agree to deal
July 6, 2013, 2:00 pm
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Dorell Wright shot 37 percent from three-point range last season with the Sixers. (USA Today Images)

Dorell Wright, arguably the only offseason addition who panned out for the Sixers in 2012-13, is moving on. Wright on Saturday agreed to a two-year deal with the Portland Trailblazers worth an estimated $6 million, according to Yahoo! Sports.

The 6-foot-9 forward averaged 9.2 points last season, shooting 37.4 percent from three and 85.1 percent from the line. His production picked up after the All-Star break, when he averaged 12.4 points and shot 40 percent from beyond the arc.

Wright’s services weren’t needed as badly for a Sixers team that is expected to rebuild for next year’s draft and free-agent class. His ideal role is as a perimeter shooter off the bench, and that meshes with Portland’s needs. No team got less out of its bench last season than the Blazers, who averaged an NBA-worst 18.5 points from their reserves.

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