HoopsHype Dorell Wright rumors

March 14, 2012 Updates

Ellis held a closed-door session with his teammates, ahead of tonight’s game against the Kings. Also from the locker room: “Lots of head shaking among Warriors players. Steph Curry just walked over to a solo Udoh and hugged him.” “Dorell Wright, ‘I’ll talk about the game. I’m not talking about the trade crap.’ ” “Ekpe Udoh says he hasn’t been informed of a trade. ‘I’ve got 80 minutes to find out.’ ” One Warriors player said: “If we’re giving up, I can feel my hip hurting already.” San Francisco Chronicle

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That's why it was so out of character to hear Wade's most recent advice to Wright. The Miami Heat All-Star told Wright to start being more selfish. Could that be the reason why Wright had a breakout game in Tuesday's 111-106 win over the Heat? "Shoot more. That's the only advice I'd give him," Wade said before Tuesday's Warriors-Heat game. "He isn't getting his shots. When you're a shooter, and you're getting one shot every 15 minutes, you're out of rhythm." Wade's advice seemed to have an immediate effect. Wright sent the game into overtime with a three-pointer with 31.2 seconds left, then exploded in the extra session, scoring eight of his 20 points. He shot 6-for-11 from three-point land and 7-for-15 overall, adding 10 rebounds. San Francisco Chronicle

January 2, 2012 Updates

So what's wrong with Wright's shot? He said it boils down to mechanics. He said usually when he misses, he knows exactly what's wrong. To fix it, Wright said he's shooting more before and after practice. He also said he hired someone to break down game film of his shooting so he can study his mechanics. But mostly, to get out of his slump, Wright said he is focusing on defense. After all, that's what Wright hung his hat on before joining the Warriors last summer. "To tell you the truth, I really don't care about the offensive end," Wright said. "It's not like that anymore around here. It's not like if you can't score 15, 16 points you're coming out the game. ... Whatever I'm contributing is a plus." San Jose Mercury-News

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Drew Gooden’s Make-A-Wish Game at the Cow Palace (at 6 p.m. on Nov. 20) will be Wright’s sixth this offseason. Call him the charity game king. WRIGHT: “Trying to stay right.” Part of Wright’s training program has been to play in charity games. But charity games are glorified pick-up games, right? Are they even beneficial? Wright says yes. WRIGHT: “It’s a great way to reach out with the fans and also give guys a chance to play good ball and compete. And it’s more of an All-Star Game with guys from everywhere. So the fans love it and we do as well.” Contra Costa Times

November 13, 2011 Updates

Warriors forward Dorell Wright is saving Thanksgiving in Oakland. The Golden State player is spending thousands of dollars so the city can put on its 20th annual Thanksgiving dinner and coat drive. The event, which had been canceled due to budget cuts, will serve turkey dinners to at least 2,500 people at the Marriott City Center on Nov. 22, two days before the actual holiday. Festivities will begin at 11 a.m. “It just so happened they were in trouble,” Wright said. “So we did our best to step in and help. It’s a good thing they do, making sure people have a place to go for Thanksgiving. I wanted to be a part of that and make sure the 20th year was special like it should be.” Contra Costa Times

October 25, 2011 Updates

The We Believe vs. Dub charity basketball game, hosted by Matt Barnes, confirmed the roster of players scheduled to play on November 5th at the Event Center in San Jose. Barnes will be joined by Jason Richardson, Gilbert Arenas, Antwan Jamison, Ike Diogu, Al Harrington and C.J. Watson. On the current team will be Monta Ellis, Stephen Curry, David Lee, Dorell Wright, Charlie Bell, Jeremy Tyler and Lou Amundson. RealGM

The Bucks guard then went about contacting other L.A.-based NBA players, who set aside their scheduled events to help out. He first called Ariza, his best friend and former Lakers star. Ariza then contacted Barnes. Leuzinger Los Angeles High product Dorell Wright of the Golden State Warriors and unsigned rookies Trey Thompkins (Clippers) and Dominguez High product Jordan Hamilton (Denver) also helped. Orange County Register

October 24, 2011 Updates

Your job is not to instill in the Golden State Warriors an ethic of tolerance, but do you hope to have an impact -- do you feel obliged to have an impact -- on, say, Dorell Wright, Steph Curry, Monta Ellis and Mark Jackson, who is an observant evangelical Christian? Is "making a contribution," as you say, a hands-on experience whereby you speak to the team for 15 minutes one afternoon after practice and tell your story? Rick Welts: The answer is, "I don't know." I had a great conversation with Mark on the phone. Everyone in the organization has been incredible. I'll tell you one of the most gratifying experiences I've had since May -- and you'll understand this -- is the interview I had with the Warriors. I was with Peter Guber and Joe Lacob for six hours. I realized I didn't have to guess what they knew or might have known or how they'd feel about it, whether they'd have a problem with that, because I was out. ESPN.com

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But apparently, the battle for bragging rights was enough to convince Gay that he would participate in the next show to determine which coast has the best players. After weeks of wrangling and tense negotiations, the Goodman League-Drew League rematch will finally take place on Sunday at Long Beach State University and Goodman League commissioner Miles Rawls confirmed that Gay would join forces with Durant, Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Michael Beasley, Sam Young and Donte Greene. Gay, Durant and Wall are also expected to participate in another exhibition game hosted by LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on Saturday at Florida International University in Miami, but Rawls said all three would complete the difficult back-to-back set. They will meet a fired-up Drew League team eager for revenge and featuring Harden, Jennings, Nick Young, Derrick Williams, DeMar Derozan, Dorell Wright, Craig Smith, Marcus Banks and Ryan Hollins. Washington Post

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