NBA Fantasy Basketball Spin: The (Dorell) Wright Move, Afflalo, and More
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The player movement this past offseason was an unprecedented testament to the NBA’s free market, and included the changing of addresses for marquee names like LeBron James, Amar'e Stoudemire, Chris Bosh, David Lee, and of course Dorell Wright.
Really? Yes, really. Dorell Wright, the former Miami Heat shooting guard, has found both a home and his shooting stroke as a Golden State Warrior, lighting up opponents with a league leading 26 three-pointers and searing 52 percent from beyond the arc.
Wright’s departure from Miami came without much fanfare but the 24 year old has made a name for himself amidst a crowded Warrior backcourt. His 37:42 minutes per contest trail only Monta Ellis while also handicapping the team’s projected wingman Reggie Williams.
Collectively the Warriors are off to one of their best starts (6-2) in franchise history and it comes as a reflection of Wright’s 16.2 PPG and 5.0 RPG contribution. Wright (only 82% ownership) will continue to receive a plethora of open looks courteously of offensive threats like David Lee, Monta Ellis, and Stephan Curry, making him a leading candidate for NBA’s most improved player.
With the looming departure of Denver Nugget’s star Carmelo Anthony, the team has turned its hopes to four-year veteran Aaron Afflalo. The former UCLA Bruin has started in all eight of Denver’s games and scored in double figures in all but one of those contests.
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