Dorell Wright was acquired from the Warriors in July to bring a new element of scoring to the 76ers. Head coach Doug Collins believes Wright can also bring much more than that.
Philadelphia 76ers forward Dorell Wright isn't just a three-point shooter, head coach Doug Collins told CSN Philly's Gordie Jones. Wright is "a skilled player" with "really good instincts," according to Collins, who led the surprising Sixers to the second round of the playoffs a year ago.
Sure, Wright led the NBA in three-point buckets two years ago, and has made 299 of them over the past couple of season. However, he's also versatile at 6'9, possessing the ability to effectively play three different positions.
Drafted out of high school prior to the 2003-04 season by the Miami Heat, Wright has spent years refining and reinventing his game. He was a good defensive player almost immediately upon entering the league, but was never able to put it all together in South Beach due to injuries. When he returned for his final year in Miami, Wright developed into a deadly long-range shooter, and carried that ability with him to the Golden State Warriors, with whom he averaged 13.8 points per game in two seasons.
Now that he's moved on to Philadelphia, Wright expects to continue his constant evolution as a player. He's familiar with doing so, telling Jones that he's had "so many different identities around this league, nobody can really figure it out."