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Warriors Trade SF Dorell Wright to Philly

The Warriors have agreed to trade Dorell Wright to the Philadelphia 76ers, according to league sources. In return, Golden State gets the rights to a player Philadelphia previously stashed overseas.  (Previously reported it was for a future draft pick. That was not correct)

Trading Wright, the starting small forward the last two seasons, frees up $4 million off the Warriors’ salary cap. They now have about $8 million to of space before going over the luxury tax. That will help Golden State address other needs, such as front line help, a back-up point guard and a veteran scorer off the bench.

Golden State had been shut out of the free agency period thus far, largely because of limited salary cap space. But this trade allows for the Warriors to use their mid-level exception and bi-annual exceptions, or take on some $8 million of salary in a trade.

Wright’s grip on the starting small forward job,  furnished by a breakout season under Keith Smart in 2010-11, had loosened thanks to the play of Brandon Rush and Dominic McGuire. After the Warriors’ drafted rookie small forward Harrison Barnes with the No. 7 overall pick, the writing was on the wall. Wright, because of his expiring contract, was the obvious choice for the Warriors to trade.

Marcus Thompson

  • Young

    Good deal! Thnx marcus…

    Wondering if its 1st or 2nd round?

  • https://twitter.com/ivanbe ivanbe

    “… or take on some $8 million of salary in a trade.”

    Is this true? I’m still brushing up on my understanding of the new CBA, but because the W’s are over the cap, I don’t think they can take back much salary without sending out about the same. I believe salaries need to be within 150% of each other. Could be wrong here.

  • iwannabelikemike

    gotta be a 2nd rounder, or meyers just pulled a robbery

  • Oaklandsfinest

    They must plan on keeping Rush with this deal. I just hope they dont plan on giving Rush the $7 mill a year that he’s asking for. That would be ridiculous for a bench player.

  • Harp’s Dubs

    Can we throw David Lee in there for Andre Iguodala, while we’re at it?
    Bummer seeing Lou Williams sign with the Hawks – he would have been a nice fit with us in the backcourt.

  • aaron murphy

    They can trade this pick for a draft pick as the future contract will fall close to the salary that Wright was going to make. this similar to the draft and stash tactic employed by teams near or over the salary cap.

    trade current contracts and 1st rounders with guaranteed salaries for long term prospects who may never pan out.

    reduces cap issues, and keep salaries in line with players already on the team.

  • johnyy

    who is that player that philly drafted (stayye oveerseas)?

  • daniel

    yes

  • Xraided

    Good stuff! now they can get JJ Hickson and someone else.

    Harp’s: wouldn’t that be amazing? Lee for Iggy straight up? it would have to mean they think Lee is a better fit in their system or something stupid like that for it to work. not to mention Lee is cheaper. with that said, im sure that’s a pipe dream. this is the time of year for our dubs though, KOOLAID DRINKIN!

  • WIL

    FINALLY, IT TOOK LONG ENOUGH!!!! NOW, LET’S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS AND ACQUIRE JJ HICKSON, AND OR SHANNON BROWN. AND OF COURSE, RUSH, MCGUIRE AND HOPEFULLY CHRIS WRIGHT. AND FOR ONCE AND FOR ALL HAVE A THRIFTY SALE ON THE GOOSE’S EGG (ANDRIS BIEDRINS)
    I’LL DO THE BIDDING, GOING ONCE, GOING TWICE, DEAL IS DONE. :)

  • Niners in 2012

    Now sign Jerryd Bayless, Dominic McGuire!

  • Grey Warden

    Headline should’ve read: Dorell Wright was traded to Philly for a bag of chips

  • GSWFan

    How about Augustine or Sessions and Hickson? We will have a very good team if we land all these guys.

  • WaterSnake

    Good Trade! GS want the high flyer Barnes to get serious minutes. Wright game do not improve GS offense. Dominiqe Wilkens … get GS to the playoffs!

  • WaterSnake

    GS got Ezeli. He can do all the things Dwight Howard can do at center. Howard is a great dunker in traffic! Ezeli got Swift defense. I like GS 1st rounder picks. GS get more athletic in the draft. GS history always been taking the BEST athletes in the draft. Barnes and Ezeli can do alot of damage inside the box on offense.

  • rotfogel

    Why are the Warriors actually making good moves…this is really not like them at all. What is going on?

  • moreaufan2

    Very good move. Doreel did what he could do for us, which was good under COach SMart but not with ackson. Not all his fault though, but he needs to become a better player. Now we need to get a difference maker\

  • moreaufan2

    Wecant get just an anybody, sorry any of you talking jerryd bayless, pls not a good look at all

  • moreaufan2

    We need a bigger guard or a wing player