HoopsHype Dorell Wright rumors


July 10, 2012 Updates

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

May 13, 2012 Updates
April 11, 2012 Updates

On the team bus in Phoenix, Dorell Wright told Tyler not to think of the assignment as a demotion, but rather as a chance to show his abilities. Tyler took the advice and averaged 15.6 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocked shots in five D-League games before being recalled to the Warriors on March 6. "It was hard, because I was practicing and working every day, but it wasn't my time to get (NBA) minutes," Tyler said. "I just tried to stay ready and had confidence that my work wasn't going unnoticed. I think that confidence shows in my game, but I'm starting to understand the importance of taking a step back sometimes, just sitting, watching and learning." San Francisco Chronicle

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

March 13, 2012 Updates
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January 11, 2012 Updates

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

December 27, 2011 Updates

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