Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Sixers acquire forward Dorell Wright from Golden State Warriors

Already loaded with players at small forward, the Sixers added another on Tuesday, acquiring Dorell Wright from the Golden State Warriors in exchange for an undisclosed draft pick, according to a league source. Wright, 6-7 and in the final year of a contract that will pay him $4.4 million this season, 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 small forwards in Philadelphia that already has Andre Iguodala and first-round pick Mo Harkless. The move can be made official on Wednesday when the moratorium on trades ends on July 11. The Sixers have agreed in principal to deal with Lavoy Allen (two years, $6 million), Spencer Hawes (two years, $13 million) and Nick Young (one year, $6 million). The Sixers have also agreed to use their amnesty provision on Elton Brand, which will allow the final year of his contract ($18.2 million) to come off of the books. In amnestying, Brand the Sixers created the cap space required to trade for Wright.

Sixers acquire forward Dorell Wright from Golden State Warriors

Dorell Wright is in the final year of a contract that will pay him $4.4 million this season. (Reinhold Matay/AP)
Dorell Wright is in the final year of a contract that will pay him $4.4 million this season. (Reinhold Matay/AP)

Already loaded with players at small forward, the Sixers added another on Tuesday, acquiring Dorell Wright from the Golden State Warriors in exchange for an undisclosed draft pick, according to a league source. 

Wright, 6-7 and  in the final year of a contract that will pay him $4.4 million this season, 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 small forwards in Philadelphia that already has Andre Iguodala and first-round pick Mo Harkless. 

The move can be made official on Wednesday when the moratorium on trades ends on July 11. The Sixers have agreed in principal to deal with Lavoy Allen (two years, $6 million), Spencer Hawes (two years, $13 million) and Nick Young (one year, $6 million).

The Sixers have also agreed to use their amnesty provision on Elton Brand, which will allow the final year of his contract ($18.2 million) to come off of the books.  In amnestying, Brand the Sixers created the cap space required to trade for Wright. 



More coverage
 
VOTE: What's a reasonable goal for the 76ers this season?
 
Rich Hofmann's predictions for the 76ers season
 
Buy 76ers jerseys, memorabilia, and other gear
 
Sixers 2014-15 regular season schedule
 
Latest Sixers videos
 
Forum: When will the 76ers be a contender?
About this blog

Keith Pompey is in his first season covering the Sixers for The Inquirer after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

Narducci also has a true passion for South Jersey scholastic sports, which he has covered for many years.

Keith Pompey Inquirer Staff Writer
Marc Narducci Inquirer Columnist
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
Stay Connected
Topics: