Dorell Wright Has Three Points To Make
Portland Trail Blazers Small Forward Dorell Wright
joined John Canzano on the Bald Faced Truth Thursday afternoon to talk about joining the team this offseason and the great work being done by his DWrightWay Foundation
The 2010-11 NBA regular season three point leader, Wright said that his shooting game only improved after a deliberate technical analysis.
“It was a development. I think the first three years of my career in Miami, [I didn’t] play very much because of the veteran players ahead of me. With [assistant coach] Keith Askins, we really broke down my shot. Probably about my fourth or fifth year in the league, I really was able to be consistent with my shot.”
Not only did Wright improve as a player, but as a career professional as well.
“It took me those first three years. As I was developing my shot, I was also learning the game. Me being a raw high school player, I really had the opportunity to sit there and soak in a lot from the bench of players. Learning how to be a professional, how to win, how to work hard. The small things that let guys continue to be in this league year after year.”
After time with Miami, Golden State and Philadelphia, Wright looks forward to his first season with the Trail Blazers.
“I like our group of guys that we have out there already, I just really like myself coming off this bench and contributing. I’m going to go into camp and compete for the starting job, but I really feel comfortable coming off the bench.”