Well, the Sixers definitely have a type.
The Sixers have acquired 6-foot-9 swingman Dorell Wright (see bio)
from Golden State.
After it was initially thought the Sixers would be sending a future draft pick, it turns out, according to a source, the player is Edin Bavcic. The Sixers acquired Bavcic's rights from the Toronto Raptors after he was selected in the second round of the 2006 draft and he's spent the time since overseas. The Sixers will also send a $4.1 million trade exception to the Warriors in the deal.
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 averaged 10.3 points and 4.6 rebounds per game last season for the Warriors in 27 minutes per game. He also shot 36 percent from three-point range.
The 26-year-old Wright’s numbers were down in the lockout-shortened season from a career year in 2010-11 with the Warriors. Wright averaged career highs in points (16.4), rebounds (5.3) and assists (3.0) that season, while shooting 38 percent from deep. A career 36.5 percent shooter from long range, he also led the league in three-pointers taken and made that season by connecting on 194 of his 516 attempts.
Wright finished third in voting for Most Improved Player that season behind Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge and Minnesota’s Kevin Love.
The Sixers hope Wright will pose the consistent three-point threat they desire after declining to extend a contract offer to guard Jodie Meeks this off-season.
Wright was the victim of a numbers crunch in Golden State with the emergence of Dominic McGuire and Brandon Rush. The Los Angeles native was not a favorite of head coach Mark Jackson and became expendable once the Warriors drafted Harrison Barnes with the seventh overall pick in last month’s draft.
Wright was drafted 19th overall out of high school in 2004 by the Miami Heat and won a title with the franchise in 2006.