[Boston Herald] PHILADELPHIA — Already loaded with players at small forward, the 76ers added another on Tuesday, acquiring 26-year-old Dorell Wright from the Golden State Warriors for the NBA draft rights to 2006 second-round pick Edlin Bavcic, according to a league source.
Wright, in the final year of a contract that will pay him $4.4 million, averaged 10.3 points and 4.6 rebounds per game last season for the Warriors in 27 minutes per game. He joins a group of Sixers small forwards that includes Andre Iguodala and first-round pick Maurice Harkless.
The 6-foot-9, 205-pound Wright had his best year as a pro during the 2010-11 season, when he averaged a career-high 16.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 3.0 assists. The showing was good enough to earn Wright third place in the voting for Most Improved Player. Wright also led the league in three-point shots taken and made that season, connecting on 194 of 516 attempts.
Sixers President Rod Thorn- “We’re very happy to get a player like Dorell Wright,” Sixers president Rod Thorn said. “We think his outside shooting and all-around game will be a great addition to our team and we look forward to having him in Philadelphia.”
Like this move in A LOT of ways. Yes, it’s another SF when you already have Iggy and first round pick Moe Harkless. But he’s a guy who can actually shoot and we gave up some guy that has been sitting overseas. The Sixers also have a lot of flexibility now. Wright can play SF, PF, and even a little SG. Iguodola can play SG or SF. Turner can play PG, SG, or SF. So there is a lot Collins can do with the team. The best part of this trade is that there is only 1 year, $4.4 million left on his contract. The Sixers will have a lot of one-year contracts heading into a free agency, that should include Chris Paul, Dwight Howard, Andrew Bynum, and Josh Smith.
Adam Aron acknowledges the flexibility on twitter: