Feb 23, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers forward Dorell Wright (4) passes the ball during the fourth quarter against the Miami Heat at the Wells Fargo Center. The Heat defeated the Sixers 114-90. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Free Agency: Dorell Wright signs with Portland Trail Blazers, not OKC Thunder


One of the few free agents that the Oklahoma City Thunder were rumored to be targeting this offseason was Dorell Wright.

The Thunder made an offer to Wright but he has turned that down to sign with the Portland Trail Blazers worth around $6 million over the next two years.

 

Wright seemed like a long shot from the beginning for the Thunder, especially considering that the $3 million per year he will be getting from Portland is definitely more than the Thunder could have offered him.

The Thunder are only about $1 million away from the luxury tax and by all accounts, they plan to avoid dipping into that tax next season.

Wright would have been a great fit and helped the transition from losing Kevin Martin. The Thunder will have to turn to their younger players to replace Martin now instead.

Reports have surfaced that the Thunder may be looking to re-sign Derek Fisher. Fisher, 38, is at the tail end of his career and may be willing to take very little to play for OKC so that the Thunder can sign him and still remain under the tax.

Other than Fisher, there are no other reports out there of players the Thunder may end up signing. OKC is unlikely to add anyone else to the roster other than Fisher at this point.

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  • Chris Magadia

    its jeremy lamb’s time…make it happen sam and scotty