Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 at 10:36 am  |  16 responses

Grizzlies Want Dorell Wright

According to the media in Memphis, the Grizz wouldn’t mind getting their hands, er … claws on the Heat forward: “Meanwhile, the Griz haven’t abandoned their quest to potentially add another player through free agency or trade. Memphis is one of several teams showing interest in Miami Heat swingman Dorell Wright. The Heat appears to be faced with the choice of dumping Wright or paying the NBA’s luxury tax. Wright, a 6-9 forward, is earning $2.9 million this season. A versatile and energetic player, Wright is seen as expendable only because the Heat is unlikely to be in a position to re-sign him this summer. Miami stands roughly $2.8 million over the tax threshold, after reducing its payroll by about $500,000 with last week’s trade of guard Chris Quinn to the New Jersey Nets. Should the Heat get below the tax threshold, with the Feb. 18 NBA trading deadline essentially the cutoff for doing so, it would be eligible to share in a tax redistribution given each non-taxed team. It’s no secret that the Griz have been shopping one or more of their three 2010 first-round draft picks.”

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  • davidR

    i think he’d fit their roster pretty well

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    Why? Dorell Wright is a poor man’s Rudy Gay.

  • davidR

    niQ, grizzlies don’t have a bench. dorrell wright would help their second unit a lot, and give the wing players some rest.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Cheryl

    for Marc Gasol. A girl can wish, can’t she?

  • davidR

    cheryl, you never know. memphis loves giving away their gasols

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    Hey Cheryl, I think the Heat were looking more into Rudy Gay as a possible addition. But that’s for the summer I guess..

  • tavoris

    come to think of it, Rudy Gay really doesnt have an acceptable back-up. This would be a good addition.

  • http://sevendeu2u.wordpress.com/ Seven Duece

    Wasn’t he supposed to be able to play at one point?

  • http://IJustWantMyNameToLookBig.com Chukaz

    Wow da grizzlies r da only ppl to want dorell wright since… well, his mom. seriously, dude’s a scrub. if i were da heat i’d pull this ish off so quick that it would make cp3 look slow. lol at david. it’s so true too, which is kinda sad (not for me tho cuz i’m a laker fan)

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    If the Heat make the trade for one of Memphis’ early 1st rounders, then they could get in the lottery and grab (maybe) John Wall to play alongside Wade.
    Stranger things have happened.

  • JoeMaMa

    I just bought a straight jacket for Hursty. Because he so cray-zy.

  • cc.

    what about sam young tavoris!

  • http://www.twitter.com/Th3_R3al_Chris Th3_R3al_Chris

    Chukaz lives!

  • Vikturus

    Haha DavidR, n1

  • tavoris

    @cc-I like Sam Young, but he’s still a little green. Wright is inconsistent as hell, but he could get a lot more minutes playing in Memphis

  • Iqbal Roti

    Wright will be great for memphis he cna fit with mayo, even tho gay is leaving wright is almost at his level, expect the hoops. Wright is a Scorer. If the heat do trade him thats goona be live