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January 22, 2014 Updates

Could you offer any insight into what the recruiting process is like with the Thunder? How did they recruit you and show you around? Just taking us around historical places here, like the Oklahoma City bombing museum. We didn’t get a chance to do the tour because we were on short time. But just being able to see that, and him telling us how much they are involved with things that are going on here; different restaurants that’s famous, showing us the facilities. Definitely top five in the NBA as far as facilities and things like that. It’s one of those places you get the type of vibe where guys want to come here and want to get better because all the things that they provide for you each and every day. And Portland, they’re doing a great job with that. They’ve made a lot of different upgrades this summer. When you do stuff like that, that helps more guys to come and play for your team. If you don’t have facilities and different things around that can’t catch your attention, like you don’t want anyone to be there, you’re not going to get any free agents. They were just in a tough position as far as on the business side. So they couldn’t really do what Portland did for me as far as on the contract end. But the things that they showed me and things like that is something I’ll never forget in case I do have to go through the free agent process again. I know what they can offer, and that’s something that’s always going to stick in my head and the type of city this place is. Oklahoman

December 15, 2013 Updates

Dorell Wright is elated about his role with the Portland Trail Blazers. The 6-foot-9 forward added that he has no hard feelings that the 76ers did not attempt to re-sign him last summer. Wright averaged 9.2 points last season, his only one as a Sixer, before becoming a free agent. "You see what direction [the Sixers] were going in," Wright said before Saturday night's game against his former team at the Wells Fargo Center. "That was not in my plans at all. "So I had to go to a situation that was good, not only for me but my family. I'm happy where I am now." Philadelphia Inquirer

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When asked if the Blazers can become a playoff team in the competitive Western Conference, Wright seems confident. “Yeah, why not?” Wright said. “We’ve got the guys. We’ve got a star point guard that can be an All-Star next year. LaMarcus Aldridge was an All-Star last year, and you’ve got guys around them like [Nic] Batum and Wes Matthews that are solid players as well.” HoopsWorld

August 25, 2013 Updates

Wright talked on Friday about signing with the Blazers. While he believes he'll compete for a starting position, Wright is the rare NBA player who isn't disillusioned, out of touch, or simply here to say what he thinks he's supposed to say so you'll like him. Wright said, "I know what I can do. I know what I can bring. But I see myself as a guy who comes in off the bench; knocking down threes, being a stretch-four." Oregonian

Does he prefer that? Nope. But Wright, who went from high school to the NBA in 2004, knows his role, and if Portland is going to find chemistry in a locker room filled with new faces, the faster they accept their roles, the more effective they'll be early. "When you're coming off the bench, you gotta be ready right away, you gotta have 2-3 heat packs on your legs and be ready at all times. You gotta be ready, you always gotta be ready." Oregonian

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Free agent wing Dorell Wright has agreed to sign a two-year contract for $6 million with the Trail Blazers, agent Greg Lawrence said. The signing won’t become official until Wednesday. Wright, a 6-foot-9 sharp-shooter, last season averaged 9.2 points and 3.8 rebounds as a reserve for Philadelphia. He is a nine-year pro who has played in Miami, Golden State and Philadelphia. His best season was 2010-2011 in Golden State, when he led the NBA with 194 three-pointers and averaged 16.4 points and 5.3 rebounds. Oregonian

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