HoopsHype Dorell Wright rumors

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“He was saying stuff to me that I don’t hear from young guys,’’ Wright said. “He was talkin’ ‘I can’t wait until the summer, because I’m going to be working on this and that.’ And I was like, you already have your head there? Just hearing him saying that, and him looking forward to doing that work, that’s big. When I was that age, I was looking forward to getting back to L.A. to hang out with my friends. That was my main goal. So to hear him say that let’s me know how much passion he has for the game, how much passion he has for winning, and how much of a competitor he is. You just don’t hear guys say that.’’ Oregonian

March 13, 2014 Updates

After the Portland Trail Blazers fell to the San Antonio Spurs 103-90 on Wednesday night -- losing their fourth straight game, which happens to be their longest losing streak of the season -- the players had a post-game hash-out session that was initiated by Damian Lillard, CSNNW.com was told. Earl Watson, Mo Williams and Dorell Wright were amongst some of the players to vocally address what was going on and what needed to change from here on out, we’re told. “I just felt like it was something that needed to be said,” Lillard responded when ask why he initiated the dialogue. “At some point, it’s up to the players.” CSNNW.com

The players maintain that there’s no desperation in the locker room. The session was solely meant as a means to eliminating issues from reoccurring. “It’s time for a players-meeting when we see a little slippage,” Wright said. “Every team has two or three a year. I love the fact that this was the only one this season where guys really had to step up and be vocal leaders. “And the best thing about it, we got vets in here that have been through things and young guys that have been through things as well and understand when it’s time to speak up. That’s what guys did tonight.” CSNNW.com

March 5, 2014 Updates

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February 22, 2014 Updates

Blazers’ Dorell Wright accidentally collided into a lady sitting courtside, causing her to spill her drink, during Friday’s win over the Jazz, but Damian Lillard came to the rescue and graciously used his jersey to clean up the spill. beyondthebuzzer.com

February 19, 2014 Updates

With LaMarcus Aldridge sidelined with a left groin strain, the Portland Trail Blazers will start Dorell Wright in his place tonight against the San Antonio Spurs, a league source informed CSNNW.com. Inserting Wright into the starting lineup will force the Trail Blazers to play small ball, a lineup Terry Stotts has used some this season. CSNNW.com

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Q: What was the free agency process like for you last summer? Dorell Wright: My main goal was to find somewhere where I fit in. The three teams that were really coming at me, well the main two teams that were really coming at me the hardest, were OKC and (Portland). My whole focus was somewhere I could fit in, a team I could grow with, not just any team and be there one year or two years before moving to the next team. I was just looking for someone I could grow with, guys I could play with for multiple years. It just worked out here. Better for the family and better for myself as far as a business move. I felt like either team would have been a great fit. I really wanted to come (to OKC) bad, just to get the opportunity to play with (Russell Westbrook). Me and him went to high school together. To have one of your friends from high school on the same team as you, that don’t happen often. So I was really looking forward to that. But it just didn’t really work out as far as on the business side. Maybe down in the future, I could probably play with Russ. But I’m pretty happy with the decision I made to come here to Portland. Oklahoman

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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