Dorell Wright

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Dorell Wright
Dorell Wright 76ers.jpg
Wright with the 76ers in March 2013
Free agent
Position Small forward
Personal information
Born (1985-12-02) December 2, 1985 (age 30)
Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
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
Playing career 2004–present
Career history
20042010 Miami Heat
2006 Florida Flame
20102012 Golden State Warriors
2012–2013 Philadelphia 76ers
20132015 Portland Trail Blazers
2015–2016 Beikong Fly Dragons
2016 Miami Heat
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 last played for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (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, Philadelphia 76ers and Portland Trail Blazers. He has previously led the league in three-pointers made, and was selected to participate in the NBA Three-Point Shootout in 2011.

High school career[edit]

As a senior, Wright averaged 29.4 points, 14 rebounds and 5 blocks per game for South Kent Prep in Connecticut.

Considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Wright was listed as the No. 4 small forward and the No. 12 player in the nation in 2004.[1] He initially committed to attend DePaul before entering the NBA draft.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Miami Heat (2004–2010)[edit]

Wright was selected 19th overall by the Heat in the 2004 NBA draft.[3] On February 5, 2005, he made his professional debut in a 108–97 win over the Chicago Bulls.[4]

On January 3, 2006, Wright was assigned to the Florida Flame of the NBA Development League.[5] On January 18, he was recalled by the Heat.[6] At the end of the year, he was the youngest member of the Heat's first NBA championship squad.[7]

On August 21, 2008, Wright re-signed with the Heat.[8]

Golden State Warriors (2010–2012)[edit]

On July 12, 2010, Wright signed with the Golden State Warriors.[9] On November 27, he 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.[10] On February 8, 2011, he was selected to compete in the 3-Point Shootout at the 2011 NBA All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles.[11]

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 finished the game with 30 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 blocks.[12] On March 23, he scored a career-high 34 points to go with 5 rebounds and 6 assists against the Houston Rockets in a 131–112 loss.[13]

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.[14] On April 13, 2011, he 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.[15] He 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.[16] The records were surpassed by Stephen Curry in the 2012–13 season, when Curry set the NBA record for three-point field goals made.[17]

After the 2010–11 season, Wright finished third in voting for NBA Most Improved Player, behind LaMarcus Aldridge and Kevin Love.[18]

Philadelphia 76ers (2012–2013)[edit]

On July 11, 2012, Wright was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers in a three-team trade.[19] On October 31, 2012, he made his debut for the 76ers in an 84–75 win over to the Denver Nuggets, recording three points, one rebound and one assist in 16 minutes.[20]

Portland Trail Blazers (2013–2015)[edit]

On July 10, 2013, Wright signed with the Portland Trail Blazers.[21] On October 30, 2013, he made his debut for the Trail Blazers in a 104–91 loss to the Phoenix Suns, recording three points, one rebound and one assist in 16 minutes.[22]

Beikong Fly Dragons (2015–2016)[edit]

On August 17, 2015, Wright signed with the Beikong Fly Dragons of the Chinese Basketball Association.[23] In 37 games for the Dragons, he averaged 24.3 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.0 steals per game.

Return to the Heat (2016)[edit]

On April 12, 2016, Wright signed with the Miami Heat, returning to the franchise for a second stint.[24] On April 17, Wright checked in during the final minutes of a 123–91 win over the Charlotte Hornets in Game 1 of the first round of the playoffs. He received a standing ovation from what remained of the home crowd. In his first appearance for the Heat in six years, he scored eight points on 3-of-3 shooting.[25]

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
2013–14 Portland 68 13 14.5 .374 .342 .754 2.8 .9 .3 .2 5.0
2014–15 Portland 48 2 12.6 .379 .380 .810 2.3 .9 .4 .2 4.6
Career 549 222 22.4 .424 .365 .806 3.8 1.5 .8 .5 8.4

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
2014 Portland 8 0 11.0 .368 .333 .733 2.0 .4 .4 1.1 3.6
Career 15 0 13.6 .364 .300 .8 2.3 .8 .3 .6 3.6

Personal life[edit]

In August 2014, Wright married long-time girlfriend, Mia Lee.[26][27] He is the older brother of Toronto Raptors guard Delon Wright.[28]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dorell Wright Recruiting Profile". Rivals.com. Retrieved January 3, 2006. 
  2. ^ "Dorell Wright bio". NBA.com. Retrieved April 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ "From South Kent to the NBA". NewsTimes.com. March 2, 2005. Retrieved April 12, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Miami wins 5 of last 6". ESPN.com. February 5, 2005. Retrieved April 12, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Dorell Wright & Earl Barron assigned to Florida Flame". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. January 3, 2006. Retrieved January 3, 2006. 
  6. ^ "Heat Recall Barron and Wright From Florida". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. January 18, 2006. Retrieved January 18, 2006. 
  7. ^ "2005-06 Miami Heat Roster and Stats". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 13, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Heat re-sign improving forward Wright". ESPN.com. August 21, 2008. Retrieved August 21, 2008. 
  9. ^ "Warriors Sign Free Agent Forward Dorell Wright". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 12, 2010. Retrieved July 12, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Wright's 9 3s lift Warriors over Timberwolves". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. November 27, 2010. Retrieved November 28, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Dorell Wright To Compete In 2011 Foot Locker Three-Point Contest". NBA.com. February 8, 2011. Retrieved February 8, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Warriors-Suns notebook". NBA.com. March 18, 2011. Retrieved April 13, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Warriors-Rockets notebook". NBA.com. March 23, 2011. Retrieved March 24, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Warriors hand Lakers third straight loss, 95-87". NBA.com. April 6, 2011. Retrieved April 13, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Trail Blazers-Warriors". NBA.com. April 13, 2011. Retrieved April 13, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Dorell Wright 2010-11 Shooting". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 13, 2016. 
  17. ^ "Stephen Curry 2012-13 Shooting". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 13, 2016. 
  18. ^ "Wolves' Love wins Kia Most Improved Player Award". NBA.com. April 21, 2011. Retrieved April 12, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Hornets join 76ers-Warriors swap". ESPN.com. July 11, 2012. Retrieved July 11, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Hawes' double-double lifts 76ers past Denver 84-75". NBA.com. October 31, 2012. Retrieved April 12, 2016. 
  21. ^ "Trail Blazers Sign Dorell Wright". IAmATrailBlazersFan.com. July 10, 2013. Archived from the original on November 12, 2013. Retrieved July 10, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Dragic, Bledsoe help Suns give Hornacek 1st win". NBA.com. October 30, 2013. Retrieved April 12, 2016. 
  23. ^ "Chongqing Fly Dragon lands Dorell Wright". Asia-Basket.com. August 17, 2015. Retrieved October 11, 2015. 
  24. ^ "HEAT SIGNS DORELL WRIGHT". NBA.com. April 12, 2016. Retrieved April 12, 2016. 
  25. ^ "Deng scores 31 points, Heat rout Hornets 123-91 in Game 1". NBA.com. April 17, 2016. Retrieved April 20, 2016. 
  26. ^ Imus, Karly (August 9, 2014). "Dorell Wright wedding: Trail Blazers forward shares epic photos, wanted to wear Jordans". OregonLive.com. Retrieved August 11, 2014. 
  27. ^ "Congratulations: Dorell Wright Marries His Longtime Girlfriend Mia Lee!". BallerWives.com. August 11, 2014. Retrieved August 11, 2014. 
  28. ^ Dauster, Rob (March 23, 2014). "Delon Wright to return to Utah for his senior season". NBCSports.com. Retrieved December 22, 2014. 

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