The Portland Trail Blazers came into the NBA’s free agent market with a hefty amount of cap space but took a dent out of it when they acquired big man Robin Lopez from the New Orleans Hornets earlier this week. Now, they’ve ate up a bit more with the addition of small forward, Dorell Wright.
According to Yahoo Sports, Wright and the Blazers have agreed on a two year deal worth a reported $6 million dollars.
Wright’s two year deal with Portland will pay him approximately $6 million, league source tells Y! Sports.
Wright had a handful of suitors clamoring for his services including the Sacramento Kings and Oklahoma City Thunder, but settled on Portland in the end.
The 19th overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft spent last season as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers, though struggled in somewhat reduced minutes. Just two seasons ago as a member of the Golden State Warriors, Wright averaged over 16 points a game on 43% shooting along with over 5 rebounds and 3 plus assists.
For the price, it’s hard to hate as the Blazers added a solid bench piece on the cheap.