Dorell Wright agrees to deal in China, could return for end of NBA season
Dorell Wright was buried on the Portland bench last season, then when you add in the fact the small forward is now coming off hand surgery, there wasn’t much of a market for him. There were whispers of Miami and other spots, but these were all minimum contract deals.
So instead, he’s going to get paid in China.
David Pick was first with the report.
Source: Dorell Wright has left the NBA, signed overseas in China with Chongqing Dragons.— David Pick (@IAmDPick) August 17, 2015
Wright has now confirmed this on his Twitter account.
Wright shot 38 percent from three last year and still has some value on the court. This is a situation where he chased a bigger paycheck in China, but he will be done there sometime in February to March (depending on how deep the Dragons go in the playoffs).
Which means he can sign on for the end of the NBA season with a team. By then there will be a team looking for some depth and floor spacing at the three, and he will draw interest.