Unable to find an NBA deal to his liking, veteran forward Dorell Wright is heading overseas to China to play for the Chongqing Dragons, according to David Pick. Yahoo! Sports’ Marc Spears reports the deal has no NBA out clause.
Wright spent the last two seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers, appearing in 116 games and averaging 4.8 points and 2.6 rebounds in 13.6 minutes per game over those two seasons. His 2014-15 campaign was cut short by a hand injury.
While his overall shooting percentage suffered in Portland, he shot a respectable 35.5 percent from three and was at 38 percent last season on 2.3 attempts per game. He’s a career 36.5 percent shooter from three.
Wright has seen his NBA playing time dwindle every season after he played a career-high 38.4 minutes per game with the Golden State Warriors in 2010-11, but it’s still surprising that he couldn’t find an NBA deal anywhere considering his solid three-point shooting numbers. He’s still just 29 years old and also has good size on the wing to go with that shooting stroke, and there’s usually a place for that in today’s NBA.
Wright could sign with an NBA team after his season in China is over in March.