HoopsHype Dorell Wright rumors

July 11, 2012 Updates
July 10, 2012 Updates

Before reaching a deal with Philadelphia, some teams approached about acquiring Dorell Wright asked that the Warriors also include a future draft pick in compensation for taking on the contract. With the Philly deal, the Warriors clean up a glut of duplicate small forwards, get a $4.1 million trade exception and can use both the mid-level and bi-annual exceptions to sign free agents without butting up against the luxury tax. Sulia

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Wright had been the subject of trade speculation for much of the offseason, and appeared to be the odd-man as the team moved forward. Wright started all 82 games for the Warriors in 2010-11, and he started 61 of 66 games for Golden State last season. But Wright’s minutes dwindled under first-year coach Mark Jackson, and he seldom played in crunch time for the Warriors. CSNBayArea.com

Trading Wright, the starting small forward the last two seasons, frees up $4 million off the Warriors’ salary cap. They now have about $8 million to of space before going over the luxury tax. That will help Golden State address other needs, such as front line help, a back-up point guard and a veteran scorer off the bench. Golden State had been shut out of the free agency period thus far, largely because of limited salary cap space. But this trade allows for the Warriors to use their mid-level exception and bi-annual exceptions, or take on some $8 million of salary in a trade. Contra Costa Times

June 27, 2012 Updates
June 26, 2012 Updates

For those holding out hope the Warriors will trade up into the draft to land Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, you can forget about it. It’s looking like the Warriors’ best hopes for trading the No. 7 pick will be to move down in the draft, according to multiple sources. With two days left before the NBA draft, it’s turning out that the Warriors don’t have a worthy offer. “Dorell Wright isn’t enough,” one league source said. “The offers in the top five are better.” Contra Costa Times

June 18, 2012 Updates
June 6, 2012 Updates

The Warriors ideally would like to deal the No. 7 pick, one of their selections in the 30s and Dorell Wright for an upgrade at small forward. Then, they could use the remaining pick (No. 30 or 35) on a big man, like St. Bonaventure's Andrew Nicholson, and have the mid-level exception to offer an experienced free-agent point guard. San Francisco Chronicle

May 14, 2012 Updates

It’s becoming clearer now that Dorell Wright just isn’t the preferred choice heading into 2012-’13 (his last contracted year). If they keep their own pick, would either draft the best SF available in the top-7 or see if they can trade the pick for an established young veteran. San Jose Mercury-News

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