Dorell Wright

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Dorell Wright
Dorell Wright 76ers.jpg
Wright with the 76ers
No. 1 – Portland Trail Blazers
Position Small forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1985-12-02) December 2, 1985 (age 28)
Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (206 cm)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Leuzinger
(Lawndale, California)
South Kent School
(South Kent, Connecticut)
NBA draft 2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19th overall
Selected by the Miami Heat
Pro playing career 2004–present
Career history
20042010 Miami Heat
20102012 Golden State Warriors
2012–2013 Philadelphia 76ers
2013–present Portland Trail Blazers
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Dorell Lawrence Wright (born December 2, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA. Wright was drafted in the 2004 NBA Draft by the Miami Heat directly out of high school. He has also played for the Golden State Warriors and Philadelphia 76ers. Wright is considered to be one of the best three-point shooters in the NBA, as he has led the league in three pointers, and was selected to participate in the All-Star weekend Three Point Shootout.

NBA career[edit]

Miami Heat (2004–2010)[edit]

Wright was selected 19th overall by the Heat in the 2004 NBA Draft. He entered the NBA directly out of high school, after averaging 29.4 points, 14 rebounds and 5 blocks per game for South Kent Prep in Connecticut. He initially committed to attend DePaul University before entering the draft.

In 2006, Wright was the youngest member of the Heat's first NBA championship squad.

On August 21, 2008, Wright re-signed with the Heat.[1]

Golden State Warriors (2010–2012)[edit]

Wright signed with the Golden State Warriors on July 13, 2010.[2]

On November 27, 2010, Wright set a franchise record with nine three-point field goals made, surpassing Jason Richardson's record of eight three-pointers set on March 29, 2007.[3]

On February 9, 2011, Wright was selected to compete in the 3-Point Shootout at the 2011 NBA All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles.[4]

On March 18, 2011, against the Phoenix Suns, Wright went scoreless in the first half, but scored 30 points in the second half in a 108–97 loss. He ended up with 30 points to go with 6 rebounds, 2 assists,and 2 blocks.

On March 23, 2011, Wright scored a career-high 34 points to go with 5 rebounds and 6 assists against the Houston Rockets in a 131–112 loss.[5]

On April 6, 2011, Wright set a Warriors franchise record for three-point shots made in a season with 184 in a home win versus the Los Angeles Lakers, beating Jason Richardson's previous record of 183 in the 2005–06 season.

On April 13, 2011, Wright became the first player in NBA history to have scored more points in his seventh season than all of his first six combined in a win against the Portland Trail Blazers. Wright also ended the season with the most three-point shots made in the 2010–11 season with 194, as well as the most three-point field goals attempted with 516, both of which set Warriors franchise records. The records were surpassed by Stephen Curry in the 2012–13 season, when Curry set the NBA record for three-point field goals made.

After the 2010–11 season, Wright finished third in voting for NBA Most Improved Player, behind Lamarcus Aldridge and Kevin Love.

Philadelphia 76ers (2012–2013)[edit]

On July 11, 2012, Wright was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers in a three-team trade.

Portland Trail Blazers (2013–present)[edit]

On July 10, 2013, he signed a deal with the Portland Trail Blazers.[6]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2004–05 Miami 3 0 9.0 .273 .000 1.000 .3 1.0 1.3 .0 2.3
2005–06 Miami 20 2 6.6 .465 .500 .882 1.6 .4 .2 .1 2.9
2006–07 Miami 66 19 19.6 .445 .147 .744 4.1 1.4 .6 .7 6.0
2007–08 Miami 44 34 25.1 .488 .364 .826 5.0 1.4 .7 .9 7.9
2008–09 Miami 6 0 12.2 .400 .000 .333 3.3 .3 .3 .0 3.0
2009–10 Miami 72 1 20.8 .463 .389 .884 3.3 1.3 .7 .4 7.1
2010–11 Golden State 82 82 38.4 .423 .376 .789 5.3 3.0 1.5 .8 16.4
2011–12 Golden State 61 61 27.0 .422 .360 .816 4.6 1.5 1.0 .4 10.3
2012–13 Philadelphia 79 8 22.6 .396 .374 .851 3.8 1.9 .8 .4 9.2
Career 433 207 24.7 .431 .367 .811 4.1 1.7 .9 .6 9.3

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007 Miami 1 0 1.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2009 Miami 1 0 3.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2010 Miami 5 0 22.4 .360 .250 1.000 3.8 1.8 .4 .0 5.0
Career 7 0 16.4 .360 .250 1.000 2.7 1.3 .3 .0 3.6

NBA career highlights[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Heat re-sign Wright
  2. ^ Warriors Sign Free Agent Forward Dorell Wright
  3. ^ "Wright's 9 3s lift Warriors over Timberwolves". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. November 27, 2010. Retrieved November 28, 2010. 
  4. ^ http://www.nba.com/warriors/news/dorell_wright_three_point_shootout.html
  5. ^ http://www.nba.com/games/20110323/GSWHOU/gameinfo.html#nbaGIboxscore
  6. ^ "Trail Blazers Sign Dorell Wright". NBA.com. July 10, 2013. Retrieved July 10, 2013. 

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