Dorell Wright To Play In China

4:34pm: Wright confirmed the deal via text message to Young (Twitter link).

4:32pm: The arrangement is for one year with no NBA escape clause, tweets Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports. Still, the Chinese Basketball Association season ends long before the NBA season does, so the deal would appear to give Wright the chance to return to the NBA for the stretch run in 2015/16.

4:01pm: Dorell Wright has a deal with China’s Chongqing Dragons, international journalist David Pick reports (Twitter link). Pick, who indicates that the sides have already put pen to paper, reported earlier today that the free agent forward was considering a Chinese team as talks with the Heat had failed to produce an offer.

Wright, who spent last season with the Trail Blazers, made it clear more than a month ago that he had interest in signing with the Heat, as Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reported, and the Los Angeles native also had interest in the Clippers and the Lakers, according to Jabari Young of However, an NBA deal didn’t materialize with those teams, nor did one spring up with the Raptors, who signed No. 20 overall pick Delon Wright, Dorell’s brother.

Dorell may end up in Beijing, since the Dragons are thinking about relocating there, Pick tweets. Wright told Young that he’s excited about expanding his brand, but the Wasserman client will nonetheless return to his quest for an NBA deal after the Chinese season, as Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders hears (Twitter links).

Do you think Dorell Wright will end up on an NBA roster after the Chinese season? Comment to let us know.

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3 thoughts on “Dorell Wright To Play In China

  1. Ryan Bru

    He will be a solid addition to a contender after getting some PT and confidence boost while in China. He could be a 10th or 11th guy in the rotation depending on the teams health

  2. formerlyz

    He’ll definitely end up with someone when the Chinese season is over. There are a bunch of teams that can use a 3 and D wing, especially one that can play a little small ball 4

  3. Chuck Myron

    I would agree with you both, Ryan and Z. I think he has more than what we got to see the last two seasons in Portland. It’s a matter of getting him in the right situation. It’s tough to be a stretch four behind LaMarcus Aldridge, who takes up so many minutes at PF.


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