Report: Sixers Acquire Dorell Wright

Michael FoglianoAnalyst IJuly 10, 2012

OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 10:  Dorell Wright #1 of the Golden State Warriors in action against the Miami Heat at Oracle Arena on January 10, 2012 in Oakland, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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It was just reported from that the Philadelphia 76ers traded for 6' 9" swing-man from the Golden State Warriors, Dorell Wright.

Wright, who is just 26 years old, has been in the league for eight years after being drafted out of high school.

Last season he averaged 10.3 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. However, he posted career bests in the 2010-2011 season averaging 16.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and three assists per game.

Wright is also a well-regarded shooter averaging 36.5 percent from three point range over his career. He is clearly capable of production. Philadelphia has added yet another true scorer that they did not have prior to this offseason.

Similar to their Nick Young signing, Wright has just one year left on his contract, so this is a nice move for Philadelphia considering it is at low risk and not a lot of commitment.

The Sixers' front office seems to be trying hard to fill in the absence of recent departures Lou Williams and Jodie Meeks, who each served primarily as shooters.

With the addition of a swing-man, the question of whether or not this hints a future Andre Iguodala deal will continue to be explored.

Update: According to Matt Steinmetz of CSN Bay Area, the Warriors will receive a player from overseas, meaning it is most likely Edin Bavcic. The Sixers acquired his rights back in 2006 in a trade with Toronto.

According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the New Orleans Hornets have made this a three team deal shipping Jarrett Jack to the Warriors while Bavcic will go to the Hornets.