Dorell Wright thinks Portland Trail Blazers will make playoffs

March 10, 2013; Orlando FL, USA; Philadelphia 76ers small forward Dorell Wright (4) shoots over Orlando Magic small forward DeQuan Jones (20) during the second half at Amway Center. Orlando Magic defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 99-91. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

As one of the best pure shooters in the NBA, Dorell Wright was a solid addition for the Portland Trail Blazers – an addition so good that Wright himself thinks he and the rest of his teammates will be playing in May.

Speaking to HoopsWorld‘s Alex Kennedy, Wright says he has no reason to believe that the Trail Blazers won’t make the playoffs:

When asked if the Blazers can become a playoff team in the competitive Western Conference, Wright seems confident.

“Yeah, why not?” Wright said. “We’ve got the guys. We’ve got a star point guard that can be an All-Star next year. LaMarcus Aldridge was an All-Star last year, and you’ve got guys around them like [Nic] Batum and Wes Matthews that are solid players as well.”

In addition to rock solid shooting, Wright brings with him not only playoff experience but NBA Finals experience as he was a member of the Miami Heat during their championship 2005-2006 season.

While expected to play a relatively large role, Wright will begin the season off the bench.

Topics: Dorell Wright, Portland Trail Blazers

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