Mar 05, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers forward Dorell Wright (4) protests a call during the fourth quarter against the Boston Celtics at the Wells Fargo Center. The Celtics defeated the Sixers 109-101. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Free Agency Rumors: OKC Thunder offer Dorell Wright a contract

Dorell Wright visited the Oklahoma City Thunder yesterday and was reportedly given contract options of one or two years, according to Yahoo! Sports.


The rumors that the Thunder are targeting Wright in free agency appear to be true.

Wright is drawing interest from a number of teams around the league, most of which should be able to offer him more money and long contracts than OKC.

The Thunder are only about $1 million shy of the luxury tax, which they seem to want to avoid at pretty much all cost.

If the Thunder are offering Wright just a one-year deal, maybe that means they are okay with dipping into the luxury tax a little bit for one year.

The only way Wright is coming to OKC is if he is willing to sacrifice money to win a championship. Wright is 27 years old and still has a lot of good years ahead of him.

The addition of Wright to the Thunder could very well be just what they need. In losing Martin, Wright would help ease that loss and should fit in well with the likes of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.

Wright averaged 9.2 points and 3.8 rebounds per game last year for the 76ers and he shot 37.4 percent from the three-point line. Two years ago in Golden State, he averaged 16.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game, while starting every game that season. He has the potential to be more than what he was last year for the Sixers.

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