Report: Clippers signing Dorell Wright
Doc Rivers plays to his strengths.
Astute cap and asset management? Nope.
Quality coaching and player relations? Yup.
Facing a hard cap and with no apparent openings on the regular-season roster, the Clippers still snagged Dorell Wright.
Dan Woike of The Orange County Register:
Source: Clippers brining in vet wing Dorrell Wright on a training camp deal— Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) September 22, 2016
Obligatory note: Wright had an excellent playoff game with the Heat against Rivers’ Celtics in 2010.
Wright is a good 3-point shooter, and he usually holds his own well enough elsewhere for that skill to outweigh a lackluster all-around game. He’s not out of place in a competition for small forward minutes when the other options are Wesley Johnson, Luc Mbah a Moute, Alan Anderson and Paul Pierce.
But those other four players have guaranteed salaries, giving them a major leg up. Wright will have to significantly outplay one to earn a regular-season roster spot unless Pierce retires or the Clippers make a roster-clearing trade.