By Marcus Thompson
Saturday, July 10th, 2010 at 3:26 pm in Uncategorized.
The Warriors are close to signing a three-year contract with free agent small forward Dorell Wright, according to multiple sources.
The signing would likely spell the end of guard Anthony Morrow’s tenure with the Warriors.
According to a team source, the Warriors have had their sights on a defensive-minded, true small forward they could fit under the mid-level exception. Wright topped the Warriors wish lost, and – as it turns out – the Warriors top his.
Wrights deal is not complete, but it’s looking like his deal is three years in length, averaging of more than $3 million per year.
That is about what Morrow would cost the Warriors. He signed a three year, $12 million offer sheet with the New Jersey Nets. The sharp-shooter, who the Warriors fell in love with at summer league in 2008, is expected to sign the offer sheet on Monday.
The Warriors will have seven days to match once he does. But they probably won’t need it. Approaching the luxury tax threshhold and still in need of a back-up point guard