"Free-agent forward Dorell Wright will meet with the Miami Heat about a possible deal, league sources told The Vertical. Wright is in Miami and could formalize an agreement with the Heat by Sunday, sources said. Wright has spent time in Miami after finishing the Chinese Basketball Association season."
Originally drafted in 2004 by the Heat, Dorell was part of the 2006 championship team along with Dwyane Wade. He spent a total of six seasons with the Heat wearing uniform No. 1, later inherited by Chris Bosh.
Vintage Heat video features his hops and athleticism 8 years ago, but now it's his 3-point shooting that is coveted.
He'll be used mainly as a small forward or shooting guard to solidify the Heat's formidable offense and is really good friends with Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem, Dorell knows Erik Spoelstra's system by heart when they need him the most.
The Heat's record of 45-32 understate how much of a threat they can be in the playoffs. The addition of Wright will further deepen their talent pool, as long as the Heat remain hungry for wins. The breakout performances of rookies Justise Winslow and Josh Richardson gives Miami youthful hustle they lacked last year.
Whomever the Heat add as their 15th and final player will make the team even more energetic. Lest Miami become too smug in their own abilities, Heat 100 - Lakers 102 should be posted in their locker room as a reminder.
Wright would make a positive difference in the Heat's postseason chances. We all know his numbers, but they don't count as much as his presence alone does. Along with Amar'e Stoudemire, Joe Johnson, Luol Deng, Wright makes the Heat a whole other club in the second season. One that could beat the odds?