The Miami Heat just announced today that they have signed veteran forward Dorell Wright. Wright, who was drafted by the Heat in 2004 and played for them until 2010. He also played for the Warriors, 76ers, and Trailblazers before playing this season in China.
Wright is a 6’9 wing player with very long arms and is also very athletic. His best attribute is his perimeter defense, which will be key against their playoff opponents. He is also a very good three-point shooter, which will help to spread the floor for guys like Wade and Dragic to drive to the basket. I think this is a very good signing for the Heat because Justise Winslow recently hurt his ankle against the Magic, so he could also fill in that void if Winslow’s injury persists.
So here is the possible playoff rotation:
PG: Goran Dragic, Josh Richardson, Briante Weber
SG: Dwyane Wade, Josh Richardson, Gerald Green
SF: Joe Johnson, Jusitse Winslow, Dorell Wright
PF: Luol Deng, Dorell Wright, Josh McRoberts, Udonis Haslem
C: Hassan Whiteside, Amar’e Stoudemire, Udonis Haslem
That is a solid rotation with a lot of depth and mixture of young talent and playoff experience. Wade, Haslem, and Wright have rings while Deng, Stoudemire, and Green have been to the conference finals before. Should be exciting.