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Dorell Wright Signs with Miami Heat

Wright returns to NBA action-- and some old friends-- with the NBA playoffs fast approaching.

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Former Trail Blazers forward Dorell Wright has signed a contract with the Miami Heat. Wright met with the Heat last week, drawing speculation that a deal was imminent. Because he has not played for another NBA team since March 1, he is eligible to lend the Heat his 3-point shooting and veteran leadership in the upcoming NBA playoffs. He is reportedly with the team in Detroit, as they prepare to play the Pistons this evening.

Wright played two seasons in Portland, from 2013 to 2015, averaging 4.8 points in 13.6 minutes per game, before signing with the Chongqing Dragons of the CBA, where he predictably dominated with an average of 24.3 points per game. His signing in Miami marks a return to the team that drafted him in 2004. Having played six seasons there previously, he remains close with teammate Dwyane Wade, who expressed his happiness with the news on Twitter.