The swingman who spent his first six seasons in Miami agreed in principle to a three-year deal Saturday with the Golden State Warriors, returning to his native California.
Sources told ESPN.com that Wright’s deal is expected to be in excess of $10 million.
Golden State is not planning to match an offer sheet New Jersey has committed to extending to Warriors restricted free agent Anthony Morrow.
Update: The deal is worth $11.5 million over three years
FYI: Agent Bob Myers confirms Dorell Wright-GState have “reached an agreement in principle” on 3 years, $11.5 mill. Well-reported Saturday.
I am surprised the Warriors went out and paid Wright. Just as I am surprised they sacrificed Anthony Randolph for the right to pay David Lee $80 million over the next six years. And I am surprised they’re going to let Anthony Morrow leave on a cost-effective $12 million three year deal.
I don’t know what else to say. Strange decisions.
I like Dorell Wright. I think he’s a good all-around wing. Preferably a big two but a capable small forward also. A solid defender, a good rebounder, a good passer and a good complementary scorer with a nice shooting touch. An excellent athlete with a good skill set but a passive mentality which will stop him from ever becoming the star talent that he could have become.
The Warriors have recently traded Corey Maggette and Kelenna Azubuike. That has left a big hole on the wing at the quick forward position. Dorell Wright will be given the opportunity to fill that role and earn a lot of playing time in the process.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Wright put up 12-15ppg, 6rpg and 4apg in around 30-35 minutes a night next year.
I wanted to see Wright sign with a contender like the San Antonio Spurs, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers or the Dallas Mavericks. He could have become a terrific glue guy on a side like that.