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Kennedy: Blazers F Dorell Wright Talks Improved Bench, Playoff Chances

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Portland Trail Blazers forward Dorell Wright discusses the upcoming season.

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Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld.com catches up with Portland Trail Blazers forward Dorell Wright to get some thoughts on the upcoming season.

When asked if the Blazers can become a playoff team in the competitive Western Conference, Wright seems confident.

"Yeah, why not?" Wright said. "We've got the guys. We've got a star point guard that can be an All-Star next year. LaMarcus Aldridge was an All-Star last year, and you've got guys around them like [Nic] Batum and Wes Matthews that are solid players as well."

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"I think our bench is a lot stronger," Wright said. "Our starting core guys have always been solid players around the league so it's going to be an awesome time coming off the bench and giving those guys another scorer off the bench, somebody coming in and knocking down some threes."

Wright has done a few other media interviews recently (here and here).

The Blazers signed Wright to a two-year deal reportedly worth $6 million back in July.

Wright, 27, averaged 9.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game off the bench for the Philadelphia 76ers last season.

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