Post by DiamondThief on Aug 17, 2015 19:12:33 GMT -8
August 17 -- The last of the Blazer free agents is a free agent no more. Forward Dorell Wright has signed with the Chongqing Soaring Dragons of the Chinese Basketball Association.
The Oregonian's Mike Richman reported on the signing earlier today:
" Wright, 29, played two seasons with the Blazers after signing with the team in the summer of 2013. The reserve forward averaged 4.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and shot 35.5 percent from three-point range in 116 games. His final season with the Blazers was cut short when he fractured a bone in left hand in early April that kept him out through the team's first round playoff loss to Memphis.
The 11-year veteran was in and out of the rotation in his two seasons in Portland, making his biggest impact as a floor spacing forward when he replaced LaMarcus Aldridge in the starting lineup for 13 games during the 2013-14 season.
The Miami Heat and Wright reportedly were in contact about contract talks this summer before Wright decided to leave for China. The Heat drafted Wright out of high school in 2004, but did not formerly offer him a contract this summer, according to the Miami Herald.
With Chongqing, Wright will have an Oregon connection on the roster as former Oregon Ducks forward Arsalan Kazemi is also under contract with the Dragons.
Wright will likley have an NBA-out clause in his contract to return to the league in March after the season ends in China or sooner if he agrees on a contract. "
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