WINGS ANYONE???

Posted by: C. Smith
07/10/12 6:46 pm EST

Well, no one can accuse the Sixers of being inactive during the 2012 off-season. 

Still, this latest move once again has us asking “What exactly is the game plan here?”

In a curious move, the 7-6 went out and acquired yet another wing player.  According to multiple reports, this time the front office pulled in Dorrell Wright (6-9; 205) from the Warriors for a future draft pick.  Wright was good for 10.3 points and 4.6 rebounds per game last season for the Warriors in 27 minutes per night.  He owned a PER of 15.07 and has one year left on his current contract at $4.1 million.

With the drafting of Maurice Harkless (6-9; 205), the signing of Nick Young (6-8; 210) and now the addition of Wright an already crowded and confusing wing situation in Philadunkia nation has become complete chaos.  There has to be a big move coming, right????

More on Wright after the jump…  

 

The 19th overall pick by Miami in the 2004 NBA Draft, Wright is in his 8th year in the NBA and this will be the third team he has played for in the League.  Wright has career numbers of 9.3 ppg. and 4.2 rpg.  Over the last eight seasons he has shot 43.8% from the field and popped 3-balls at a 36.5% clip.  His best season was in 2010-11 when he played in 82 games for the GSW and hit for 16.4 ppg. and grabbed 5.3 rpg.  That season he averaged 38 minutes per night. 

In theory Wright is an athletic 3-point shooter who can stretch the floor, but I don’t see how he will be getting those 2010-11 type minutes here in Philly, so it’s doubtful we will see those solid numbers from Wright.  But at this point anything could happen next.

You can follow Wright on Twitter at @DWRIGHTWAY1.  So far no comment from Wright online. 

Thoughts anyone???


 
 
 

14 Responses to “WINGS ANYONE???”

  1. Matt
    10. July 2012 at 20:21

    Because they’re going trade Iggy to Jazz for Al Jefferson?

  2. Alek
    10. July 2012 at 20:23

    I don’t see a scenario where we keep all these tweeners and swingmen without making a move via trade. I have no idea what a trade would entail, but I can’t imagine an NBA front office who would collect this many players who essentially do the same thing without some ulterior motive. Unless, of course, their goal is to have a .500 season and get bounced in the first round.

  3. Guest
    10. July 2012 at 20:40

    I’d like to think there’s some master plan, but the entire situation is analagous to the T-Wolves rounding up every guard on the planet last year. I wonder if Philly is silently positioning themselves to be players in the Dwight Howard fiasco–not that they would or could acquire him, but they could be one of the “surprise” facilitating teams.

    Other than that, is there any wing-needy team out there who’d want Iggy and another one of our wings for a decent big man and/or behind-the-arc firepower?

    Then again, instead of gettinga headache trying to figure this out, maybe it’s time to head to Hooters for some of their wings.

  4. Sloetry
    10. July 2012 at 20:45

    Certainly does seem crowded, but from what I’ve been reading, I think we’ve quietly improved our outside shooting options with a couple of these moves… which will improve spacing and opportunities inside. This could be a sign that Iggy is a trade piece, however, remember he and ET also handle the ball a lot, so if there is a little more of an outside shooting threat now, AI and ET may have more room to go with their strengths and take the ball to the hole with the threat of dishing to some outside presence. I would think if we trade now, it’s a piece like AI or Thad for a decent PF. If we trade.

  5. hk
    10. July 2012 at 21:05

    With Lou Will and Meeks gone, there are ~50 minutes per game to be filled at the wing spots. I think the Harkless pick was more about 2013-14, so I would expect Young and Wright to get ~25 minutes each and Young + Wright should be > Lou Will + Meeks.

  6. Oscar
    10. July 2012 at 21:28

    This has to mean that Iggy gets traded soon. I think the best case would be to send him to Utah for one of their big men. I doubt they give up Favors but Milsap and Jefferson should be very attainable, maybe even both if we add Thad/or Big Nik? Should be a crazy rest of the offseason.

    I like the move though, Wright and N. Young are great 3 point shooters. But we still need that one big move!

  7. dan
    10. July 2012 at 21:41

    what the heck is going on with this team? do the sixers know there are other positions then small forward. how is anyone gonna get playing time. we now have 5 small forwards on the roster. iggy, turner, thad young, moe harkless and now wright. they better have something in mind as far as a big trade coming because they are getting crowded at that position.

  8. Salis
    10. July 2012 at 22:10

    Good Pick Up…More Shooters For Us

  9. Big Jules
    10. July 2012 at 22:21

    With Ilyasova resignng with the Bucks, Anderson signed and traded to the Hornets and Humphries being included in BK’s quest for Howard, it’s starting to look like the 6ers may be stuck with a pile of cheap assets with one year remaining on their deals. You have to think there’s something lined up involving Iggy, but that will obviously have to wait until after the Olympics. Gasol anyone?

  10. Jiggenstein
    10. July 2012 at 22:50

    First of all, i don’t really understand why every one keeps calling “The Extraterrestrial” a SF, he’s really naturally suited to play point, and he played 2 guard mostly last year. Secondly, this naturally leads me to believe their will be a trade for a big man. Who knows, maybe Rod Thorn has taken a class on GMing taught by Ruben Amaro Jr. and will pull a “Cliff Lee-like” surprise superstar move and acquire Dwight Howard. I highly doubt this but at least for a deal with the Jazzy J’s

  11. ken
    11. July 2012 at 01:14

    its a bold strategy but i think we are gunning for an entire starting lineup of sf’s lol

  12. matt.G
    11. July 2012 at 01:37

    I wanna KEEP iggy . For those of you who want him out do you.not realize how good and valuable he is ? Smh
    I would understand if we got another star player , big man preferably in retrun. But that is not gonna happen .
    I would rather trade thad for Paul millsap . Or a good pf or center .

  13. hunter
    11. July 2012 at 13:33

    I really believe they are trying to get dwight. If they do so, they will keep iguodala and send thad, turner, and hawes and maybe somebody else. They wouldnt amnesty elton brand to only pick up wright and nick young. They are up to something, we will see what soon. If dwight doesnt work, they will probably trade iguodala, i think jefferson would be nice to have, i expect something in the next few days.

  14. DC
    22. July 2012 at 08:19

    Jefferson is not even an upgrade over EB! If Iggyngets traded it better be for Kevin Love, Pau Gasol, or a real 2 guard like Rudy Gay. You have to build a team that fits together and forget personal favorites. I love Iggy, he just doesn’t fit without a superstar. That’s why he looks so comfortable on Team USA, he would be great in LA. and Pau is a perfect fit for Philly. He can still produce for a couple more years ( especially in the East where the best center is KG), and Philly has a team that fits together.

    Jrue, Nick Young, ET, Hawes, Pau

    Bench is loaded with athletic scores and defenders like Thad, Bully, Wright, Kwame, etc. don’t underestimate how good Turner and Holiday will be, both could be all stars one day.

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