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NBA News: Miami Heat shores up wing depth in time for 2016 NBA Playoffs, signs Dorell Wright

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The Miami Heat are serious in their bid to make some noise in the 2016 NBA Playoffs signing veteran forward Dorell Wright

Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel first reported the signing for the Heat, who will add Wright to the wing rotation of the team which includes Dwyane Wade, Joe Johnson, Josh Richardson, Gerald Green, Luol Deng and Justise Winslow.

Wright, who is eligible to play in the 2016 NBA Playoffs as per NBA rules on free agents signed late in the season, was part of the Heat squad that won the NBA championship in 2006. Wright’s best year in the NBA came in the 2010-2011 season when he played for the Golden State Warriors. That year he averaged 16.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game.

Earlier in March this year, Wright admitted that some NBA teams called him but said that nothing was “set in stone” that’s why he delayed his NBA return.

“I have [received interest from NBA teams], but I’ve told my agent that I really don’t want to know anything until something is serious and set in stone,” Wright said via Basketball Insiders.

“I did that [free agency] waiting game this past summer, getting my hopes up and thinking this could be it, but it didn’t work out. Once something is set in stone and serious, I’ll know about it. Right now, I’m just working until I get that call.”

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