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Reports: Heat expected to sign Dorell Wright for rest of season, playoffs

Portland Trail Blazers v Memphis Grizzlies - Game Two

Portland Trail Blazers v Memphis Grizzlies - Game Two

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The Miami Heat are looking for a little wing depth for the rest of the season, and a solid practice player they can count on for spot minutes in the postseason.

Enter Dorell Wright.

The veteran swingman who played for Portland the two seasons prior then went to China this season, is in talks with the Heat and should sign with them soon for the rest of the season and the playoffs. Shams Charania of The Vertical at Yahoo Sports broke the story.

Wright is in Miami and could formalize an agreement with the Heat by Sunday, sources said. Wright has spent time in Miami after finishing the Chinese Basketball Association season.

There’s a comfort level here, Wright played six seasons in Miami and he is good friends with Dwyane Wade. Manny Navarro of the Miami Herald added this note.

The Heat (45-32) has been waiting until the final week of the regular season to fill its two open roster spots in order to remain under the NBA luxury-tax threshold. The Heat could also end up adding a player from it’s NBA Development League affiliate.

Wright can shoot the rock, he hit 38 percent from three in Portland, and this season in the defense-free Chinese league he averaged 24.3 points and 7.5 rebounds a game. He can step right onto the court for Miami and knock down some shots. Which may be all they want.