NBA Free Agency 2013: Oklahoma City Thunder Pursuing Dorell Wright

Dec 23, 2012; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Dorrell Wright (4) takes a jump shot over Brooklyn Nets guard Keith Bogans (10) during the first half at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The Oklahoma City Thunder are ready to hone in on going after free agent guard Dorrell Wright. With a free agent of their own in Kevin Martin receiving plenty of interest in the open market, Oklahoma City needs to explore some potential back up plans. For the Thunder, that appears to be Wright.

From Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:

Oklahoma City has begun an aggressive pursuit of Philadelphia free-agent guard Dorell Wright, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Wright, 27, averaged 9.2 points in 72 games for the Sixers a season ago.

The Thunder are working to stay below the luxury tax threshold this season, searching for bargain contributors able to spread the floor and make shots. 

The interest in Martin likely means that the asking price will be driven so high that the Thunder won’t be comfortable spending the money to match. If that is the case, then Wright would be a very solid back up plan.

Free agency kicked off just after midnight, so be sure to stay tuned to throughout the free agency period as we keep you up to date with the latest news and rumors from around the league.

Topics: Dorell Wright, NBA Free Agency, Oklahoma City Thunder

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