The Thunder could be closing in on free agent Dorell Wright.
According to a league source, Wright was in Oklahoma City on Tuesday to meet with the Thunder. Via Yahoo! Sports, in that meeting Wright was offered both a one and two-year contract by the Thunder.
The report says the Blazers have also offered Wright, and he’s received interest from the Spurs, Grizzlies and Mavericks.
As a nine-year veteran, Wright would earn about $1.2 million a year on a minimum contract, but likely will require more than that, especially with other teams competing for him. Unless of course the Thunder want to divert some of their mid-level exception to Wright, which they could, but that would mean the Thunder would then bounce into the luxury tax. A way around that would be by waiving Daniel Orton or DeAndre Liggins (or both).
The Thunder aren’t just negotiating with Wright though, according to a source. Though the way I understand it, Wright is the first choice and are speaking with the others mostly as a backup plan.
The Thunder need added help on their bench and Wright would be a pretty ideal addition.
Wright, 27, averaged 9.2 points and 3.8 rebounds in 22.6 minutes a game with the 76ers last season. A career 36.7 percent 3-point shooter, Wright’s a versatile guard/forward that could take a lot of the newly added pressure off Jeremy Lamb and Reggie Jackson. In 2010-11 with the Warriors, Wright averaged 16.4 points as a starter, so the guy can score a little.