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July 3, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Oklahoma City Thunder were not expected to do much this summer in free agency. However, the team is aggressively pursuing Dorell Wright, an unrestricted free agent from the 76ers, according to Yahoo Sports. The 6-foot-9 small forward averaged 9.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.9 assists last season. He shot 37.4 percent on three-pointers during his lone year with the Sixers. Trying hard to remain under the luxury tax, the Thunder won't have much more than $5 million to offer a free agent.
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September 26, 2012 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Perhaps no other player on the 76ers roster better fits what the team said it wanted to add when the season ended - longer, more athletic players and shooters - than 6-foot-9 Dorell Wright. He's a rangy shooter who in the 2010-11 season - statistically his best as a pro - led the NBA in three-pointers made (194) and attempted (516), both of which are Golden State Warriors franchise records. An eight-year veteran, Wright, 26, spent the first six years of his career in Miami, winning a championship in 2006 and learning to play disciplined defense and multiple positions under legendary Hall of Fame coach Pat Riley.
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December 27, 2012 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - With Jason Richardson out with a sore back, the 76ers opted to go with Dorell Wright in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Grizzlies. Wright started earlier in the season when Richardson missed four games with a sprained ankle. During that stretch, Wright, who is averaging 8.0 points this season, averaged 12.8 points and 6.3 rebounds. Sixers coach Doug Collins wanted to use Wright's size - he's 6-foot-9 - against Memphis' 6-8 Rudy Gay. That's one of the reasons he opted to go with Wright instead of Nick Young, who has made three starts this season.
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July 11, 2012 | By John N. Mitchell, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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January 7, 2013 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 76ers are 35 games into the regular season, a long enough time - at least as far as this season is concerned - for coach Doug Collins to figure out what guys can and cannot do on this team. The only thing that will change drastically at this point will be if they get the opportunity to trot out center Andrew Bynum. Until that time comes, they are a team that will continue to play from the outside in, relying entirely too much on their perimeter game. And while they are not as good as they were last season defensively, they still play hard enough at that end to remain among the top 10 teams in the league.
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July 13, 2012
Here are the moves the 76ers have made so far this offseason: They're in Maurice Harkless: Drafted in first round. Arnett Moultrie: Acquired in draft-day trade from Miami. Lavoy Allen: Re-signed to two-year contract. Spencer Hawes: Re-signed to a two-year contract. Dorell Wright: Acquired in trade with Golden State. Nick Young: Signed as a free agent to one-year contract. They're out Elton Brand: Was released with the amnesty provision.
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July 18, 2012
The 76ers on Monday waived center Darryl Watkins. He was acquired from New Orleans in a three-team trade on Wednesday. In that deal, forward Dorell Wright was acquired by the Sixers from Golden State, and the rights to Edin Bavcic went to New Orleans, which traded Jarrett Jack to the Warriors. In 14 career games in two seasons with Sacramento and New Orleans, Watkins averaged 2.5 points and 2.8 rebounds in 12.0 minutes per game.   - Inquirer staff
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March 12, 2010 | Inquirer wire services
Vick supports A.I. Allen Iverson, who will not finish the season with the 76ers, has the support of Eagles backup quarterback Michael Vick. "I know he will get through this and everything will get back on track," Vick said yesterday in the Daily Press of Newport News, Va., where he and Iverson spent their early years. Iverson, 34, left the team last month to be with his ailing daughter. On March 2, his wife filed for divorce. He has said reports about his drinking and gambling are overblown.
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October 18, 2012 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Dorell Wright is not expected to be a starter this season for the 76ers, but he showed Wednesday night that he could excel in that role or any other coach Doug Collins has in mind. Acquired from Golden State in a three-team trade, the 6-foot-9 Wright provides something the Sixers were severely lacking last season - a consistent perimeter game. Starting for the first time in his third preseason appearance for the Sixers, Wright scored 17 points in a 113-99 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Wells Fargo Center.
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December 16, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dorell Wright is elated about his role with the Portland Trail Blazers. The 6-foot-9 forward added that he has no hard feelings that the 76ers did not attempt to re-sign him last summer. Wright averaged 9.2 points last season, his only one as a Sixer, before becoming a free agent. "You see what direction [the Sixers] were going in," Wright said before Saturday night's game against his former team at the Wells Fargo Center. "That was not in my plans at all. "So I had to go to a situation that was good, not only for me but my family.
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July 9, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
NOT EVERYONE in Houston is happy the Rockets signed Dwight Howard. According to a report, the Rockets' Omer Asik, who like Howard plays center, has asked the team to trade him. But sources told ESPN.com that the Rockets aren't planning to move Asik, who averaged 10.1 points, 11.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks starting all 82 games last season. According to the sources, Asik contacted the Rockets shortly after they signed Howard to a free-agent contract on Friday reportedly worth $88 million over 4 years.
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July 8, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
ORLANDO - Dorell Wright's days with the 76ers are over. The unrestricted free agent reached an agreement on a two-year, $6 million deal with the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday. Wright can't sign until Wednesday, the end of the July moratorium, during which teams aren't permitted to make trades or signs free agents. The 6-foot-9 small forward averaged 9.2 points and shot 37.4 percent on three-pointers during his lone year with the Sixers.   Bynum update The Dallas Mavericks are reportedly in serious pursuit of free-agent center Andrew Bynum, who was with the 76ers but did not play last season because of knee injuries.
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July 3, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Oklahoma City Thunder were not expected to do much this summer in free agency. However, the team is aggressively pursuing Dorell Wright, an unrestricted free agent from the 76ers, according to Yahoo Sports. The 6-foot-9 small forward averaged 9.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.9 assists last season. He shot 37.4 percent on three-pointers during his lone year with the Sixers. Trying hard to remain under the luxury tax, the Thunder won't have much more than $5 million to offer a free agent.
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April 8, 2013 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
MIAMI - Had things gone as planned for the Miami Heat, their Saturday game against the 76ers would have been a happening. As it was, there still was a streak to be kept intact, and the Heat did just enough to maintain it, defeating the Sixers (31-45) for the 15th straight time in the regular season. The Heat used a 24-7 run to close the game, turning what had been a two-point Miami lead into a 106-87 victory Saturday night at American Airlines Arena. The loss combined with Milwaukee's win over Toronto eliminated the Sixers from the playoffs.
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March 26, 2013 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
SACRAMENTO - There were plenty of Sixers players and staff with long faces roaming around the locker room, and many NCAA Tournament brackets were in pieces on the floor, torn up in frustration by those who now have little shot of winning their pools. It was more personal than that, though, for some. Lavoy Allen and assistant coach Aaron McKie were both suffering through Temple's close loss to Indiana on Sunday, as was Temple alum and equipment manager Scott Rego. Usually boisterous Jeremy Pargo was silenced by the fact that his top-seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs were ousted on Saturday by Wichita State.
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March 19, 2013 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
IN A YEAR that certainly hasn't seen many positive signs, the 76ers are showing some as an apparent playoff-less season comes to a close. The last three games have been against some of the elite in the Eastern Conference in Miami, Brooklyn and Indiana, and the Sixers have come through the trifecta with a close road loss in Miami and home victories against the other two. At a time when teams in the Sixers' position (15 games under .500 at 25-40)...
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March 13, 2013 | By John Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
There have been few reasons for levity in the 76ers locker room lately, so after they ended a five-game losing streak by beating the Brooklyn Nets, Dorell Wright couldn't resist the opening that Spencer Hawes gave him. "Shout out to that shirt!" Wright, a few locker stalls down from Hawes, said jokingly to his teammate. Hawes wore a red, white and blue shirt that was the subject of kidding from his teammates, but he could afford to smile Monday night. The center went for 24 points, a season high, and pulled down 10 rebounds in a 106-97 win at the Wells Fargo Center.
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March 10, 2013 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
MIAMI - For three quarters, the 76ers looked as if they might be able to do what no team in the NBA has been able to do for the better part of five weeks against the Miami Heat - win. But Miami has the huge advantage of having LeBron James, a player who takes over games and makes his teammates step up their games, which is exactly what happened on Friday at American Airlines Arena. The Heat extended their winning streak to a season-high 17 games with a 102-93 victory over the Sixers.
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March 10, 2013 | By John N. Mitchell, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
MIAMI - For three quarters, the 76ers looked as if they might accomplish what no team in the league has for the better part of five weeks: Beat the Miami Heat. But in LeBron James, Miami has a player that affects games in so many different ways that the Heat can never be counted out. They feed off what he does, and on Friday, as the Heat extended their franchise-record winning streak to 17 games with a 102-93 victory, James struck with subtlety. Facing a spirited 76ers team that desperately wanted to end a streak of its own, James, who finished with 25 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists, sank a three-pointer with time running out in the third quarter that gave the Heat a 76-75 lead.
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