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Warriors trade Dorell Wright to 76ers for future pick

Dorell Wright

The Golden State Warriors’ Dorell Wright makes a three point shot against the Memphis Grizzlies’ in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010 in Oakland, Calif. Wright had 7 threes as the Warriors won 115-109. (AP Photo/Dino Vournas)


The Philadelphia 76ers have themselves a three-point shot loving swingman.

The Sixers have acquired Dorell Wright from the Warriors for a future draft pick, reports Dei Lynam of The San Jose Mercury News says it is actually rights to a currently unsigned European player that heads to Golden State. In other words, the poo poo platter.

Wright fits with the Sixers style, the report suggests.

Wright’s length and athleticism clearly made him appealing to a Sixers front office that covets players with the ability to play multiple positions.

Wright was expendable in Golden State because Brandon Rush outplayed him most of last season and they just drafted Harrison Barnes at No. 7 overall. Those guys get the swingman run now.

What player heads back? We don’t know yet. Which shows you how badly the Warriors wanted to keep him around. They save his $4 million salary plus luxury tax costs by shipping him out.

Wright averaged 10.3 points per game shooting 36 percent from three last season. His athleticism and size tempt you to expect more from him, but he’ll be good not great most nights. With the Sixers other, athletic starters he makes an intriguing fit.