Sixers Trade For Wright
The Sixers have acquired former Warriors forward Dorell Wright for a future draft pick, according to Dei Lynam of CSNPhilly.com.
He had a disappointing season last year, but does have an expiring $4 million deal that will make for a good trade chip, plus he’s a solid three-point shooter. I’m not sure how the Sixers plan on fitting all these swingmen into their plans but I guess they envision him playing some two-guard, where Nick Young and Evan Turner will battle to be the starter.
Or maybe the Sixers are just setting themselves up to trade either Iguodala or Turner. Adding Young and now Wright makes dealing Turner more likely now, letting Iguodala play out his deal and then have first-round pick Moe Harkless take over at the small forward spot when he is more seasoned.
As for Wright, he is just one year removed from a solid 16.4 points, 37.6 percent from downtown, 5.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 0.8 blocks campaign and the Sixers are hoping he can become that player once again. Last season he posted numbers of 10.3 points and 4.6 rebounds in 27 minutes per game. He also shot 36 percent from three-point range.
Today also marked the official end of the Low Williams era in Philadelphia, the guard signed a free agent deal to join the Atlanta Hawks