Warriors About to Sign Dorell Wright

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

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  • haastheman


    This could be a good line up. If monta can stay healthy, this could be a good line up. No punch off the bench, but we might not be that bad. And the team is good enough that Nellie might actually try to do some coaching.

  • Legacy510

    Biedrins sucks. Hands down.

  • TownLove

    Im starting to really become a fan of Riley. He is making smart deliberate moves. You have to like Riley’s guts in an offseason where he could have easily sat by collect his pay and let the new Regime make chages, but instead he has made some really bold smart moves. I hope the new regime keeps him around.

    Can you imagine our squad if Cousins would have fallen to us. Oh well. We still are starting to look like a solid squad.

    Doesnt really make sense to bring back Morrow at this point. Im gonna miss him but Im really happy for him. The guy worked hard and deserves the big pay day.

  • PdelaSco

    I believe the 2010 Warriors will make the playoffs. Here’s why…

    Lets compare the “We Believe” squad to our current line up.

    Baron > Curry
    Ellis Wright
    Harrington < Lee
    Biendrens = Biendrens

    "We Believe" made it to the playoffs as the 8th seed against a supremely competitive Western Conference in 2007. I believe our current line up is equally as good, and is now competing in a Western Conference that is not as competitive.

    Here are the WC playoff teams from last yr.

    San Antonio

    Lets assume the Lakers, Dallas, Denver, Portland and Oklahoma lock up the first five playoff spots. Lets also assume that Minnesota, Sacramento, and the Clippers (they always seem to miss the PO even w/ a good team) have absolutely no shot to make it. That leaves us with the following teams that have a legit chance to make the 3 available PO spots.

    San Antonio
    Golden State
    New Orleans

    The Warriors have to beat out at least 5 out of 7 teams above which I think they can do.

  • Playoffbound

    43. Townlove,

    I agree with you. I think Riley has done a wonderful job. He got us Curry, DLee, RWilliams, Udoh, and DWright. He got rid of Stephen Jackson and his contract, and Corey Maggette’s contract. On top of that, we have some expiring contracts (Rod, Gadz) to pick up somebody else this year or next. I think the Warriors make the playoffs next year and 2nd in the Pacific behind the Lakers.

    As for Morrow, I’m glad he got his money. He deserves it because he has worked so hard for it. I hope we resign him, but if not, I wish him well and will always be a fan of his…

  • PdelaSco

    my fault for the typo. Here’s the correct version

    “We Believe” vs. Current line up

    Baron > Curry
    Ellis D. Wright
    Harrington < Lee
    Biendrens = Biendrens

  • Warrior Craig

    Wow, everyone is hating on Andris Biedrins. May I remind everyone that last year was definitely a lost year because of injury, but in 08-09, Andris averaged 11.9 points and 11.2 rebounds, while shooting 58% from the field and in 07-08 he averaged 10.5 points, 9.8 rebounds, and shot 62% from the field. The guy is also only 24 years old (I think people forget he was 17-1/2 when drafted), so there is still some upside and room to grow. Let’s see what he can do when healthy and playing the pick and roll with Curry and also not the ONLY ONE crashing the boards.

  • Sammie :)

    Riley sucks. First we give away a shooting forward like maggette and now we need a shooting forward like Maggette. Hmmmm…Dorell Wright? Six years in the league and he hasn’t made a blip on the radar? THEN we give away Azubuike and Turiaf (Randolph… whatever…) and get David Lee? So this means we Must consider Biedrins our center even though he’s afraid to have the ball lest he get fouled and shoot 29 percent….and if Nelson is saying we have a new style of play coming, he’d better go to Maui and stay NOW.
    He has never coached any other style of play except to outscore the other team. Defense is not in his vocabulary. Gadzuric? Good grief! The bench? Well, I guess it will be as empty as it was last year when everybody was injured….Quick, start scouting the D league now…. :(

  • LTinLA

    Beidrens doesn’t suck. he was injured all last season. You try running around with a wonky pubis?!?!

  • woefulwarriors

    The more I think about it, Josh Smith is a possibility but its Mayo more likely. I agree…Monta is likely gone unless he starts speaking up all positive about things. Centers are hard to come by so I think Beidrins is more likely to be kept over Monta (at least until new owners check-in). We could see:

    (1) Curry/CJ
    (2) Bell/Williams
    (3) Mayo/DWright
    (4) Lee/BWright/Udoh
    (5) Biedrins/Thabeet/Gadzuric

    …but I am more intruiged by the following

    (1) Curry/Bell/CJ
    (2) Ellis/Williams
    (3) JSmith/DWright
    (4) Lee/BWright/Toliver
    (5) Biedrins/Udoh/Gadzuric

  • Tdubb

    If any of you watched the Matt Steinmetz interview with David Lee, he said one of the things he asked Larry Riley was if he came would Monta, Curry and Biedrins be there and apparently he said yes. Don’t look for Monta to go unless Melo is coming. Personality aside, his stats are as good as the leagues best. Reduce his minutes and he probably would have a bigger impact.

    Dorrell Wright will be a nice fit with them. But the bench needs more help because the summer league squad sucks! Tolliver and Hunter are better than any of those bigs (less Wright)and the guards are so weak none deserve a camp invite. All they’ve got is Wright & Williams.

    With D Wright in the fold as the 5th Starter and Morrow probably gone, where is the bench?

    B Wright
    R. Williams
    Udoh see ya next year :)
    C. Bell
    Vlad Rad
    D Gazurich
    CJ Watson?

    Not enough fire power!

    A trade will come, Rads contract is too attractive for a team trying to reduce it’s budget.

  • PdelaSco

    Monta for Mayo is ridiculous, even if Tabeet is included. Monta averaged 25.5 pts a game last yr while Mayo averaged 17.5. Monta is a solid player and is underrated defensively. He’s a keeper. The starting 5 w/ the additions of Lee and D. Wright is solid and a potential playoff team now that the Western Conference is getting weaker.

    As for Morrow, he is a one trick pony and is expendable, especially with the emergence of R. Williams and the acquisition of D. Wright.

    Nellie will have this team dropping 115 a night and lead the NBA in scoring if they stay healthy.

    The main concern is the bench…

    Wright/ Tolliver

    We could use a solid back up at SG and C.

    Ultimately, We’re heading in the right direction!

  • A’s in 2010

    David Lee also mentioned Morrow. I hope we keep him.

  • Legacy510

    Riley is on the phones trying to pry Carmelo or Yao Ming over here as we speak. Whether it happens or not remains to see, but if Riley pulls either one of those trades off he is GM of the year, hands down.

    And for the record, Biedrins is not the answer and the Warriors front office knows it. Otherwise they wouldn’t have been trying so hard to draft Demarcus Cousins. Period, point blank.

  • Harp’s Dubs

    @Legacy510 – You’re probably right about Josh Smith at the 4 instead of the 3, though I’d certainly be willing to give him a shot there.

    How about Monta for Iguodala? Iggy’s a more complete shooting guard, though an inferior scorer.
    Biedrins and BWright to Atlanta for Marvin Williams and Zaza Pachulia.

    Dorell Wright and Reggie Williams are the perfect back-ups because they both can play either wing position, Wright defends and Williams scores. Neither is a starter on a good team. I’d still like to see us pick up Earl Watson as Steph’s back-up.

    PG – Curry/Watson
    SG – Igoudala/RegWilliams/Bell
    SF – Marvin Williams/Dorell Wright/VladRad
    PF – Lee/Udoh/Tolliver (re-sign)
    C – Pachulia/Gadzuric

  • Tdubb


    Where is Tolliver? Any idea what he would cost to resign him? The bench needs help. One more scorer. I see point coming from B Wright and Williams, then? All the others aren’t double digit guys. If you get the following it not enough points a night.

    Ellis 22
    Lee 20
    Curry 18
    D Wright 10
    Biedrins 10
    Williams 15

    95 points

    The defense better be real good.

  • Greg

    Tdubb, I think your scoring projections are pretty good for who you have listed. However, we’ll be playing more than 6 guys on your average night assuming we’re not plagued by injury again. I’d think you could add another 10 to 15 points to that total.

  • DKnight007

    Yeah we will see how much you like D Lee in two years after he keeps getting beat defensively and he doesn’t get his alleged 20/10 a night and is getting paid 80 million?? Hahaha…that Warrior trade reeks of desperation.

    Giving up on Randolph this early in his young career was stupid.

    Not keeping Morrow around is going to be ANOTHER stupid move for this franchise! How many stupid moves can a lame duck owner and lame front office make before being selling?? Gawwd!


  • Hook Mitchell


    At Carmelo wedding last week.

    Chris Paul made a toast and said the new big three will be in new York.

    Amare. Melo. Paul.

  • http://www.skywalker.com Luke S

    Look at dem D Wright haters now.

    What a great pickup by the Warriors.