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Ranking all of Steph’s teammates: #18 — Dorell Wright

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He could shoot!

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During his time with the Golden State Warriors, Steph Curry has had 106 teammates who have appeared in at least one game. Some played in exactly one game, while others played in hundreds. Some never actually played in a game that Curry was active for, while others formed historically great partnerships with him.

And I’m ranking all 106 of them before a new season starts and he adds to the tally. Better get a move on.

Players are ranked — and stats are shown — based only on their time as Curry’s teammate. How good/bad they were in other organizations doesn’t matter. How good/bad they were on pre-2009-10 Warriors teams doesn’t matter.


#18 — Dorell Wright

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Games: 143 (T-15th out of 106)
Points per game: 13.8 (13th out of 106)
Rebounds per game: 5.0 (17th out of 106)
Assists per game: 2.3 (T-22nd out of 106)

If we were to make a list of honorary Splash Brothers, Dorell Wright would have to be pretty high on the list. He never drained triples at the rate of Steph Curry and Klay Thompson — who does? — but he was an absolute weapon, and seeing him paired next to the actual Splash Bros was a lot of fun.

Wright was entering his seventh season in the league when he signed a contract with the Warriors ahead of the 2010-11 season, Curry’s sophomore campaign. It only took Wright 17 games to set the Warriors record for threes in a game, with nine — a record that Curry and Thompson would eventually shatter.

He took 6.3 triples per game that year, made 37.6% of them, and was invited to compete in the three-point contest.

And then in his second and final season with Golden State, Thompson came around. That lockout-shortened season was a bunch of fun if you like shooters: Curry started at point guard, and made 45.5% of his 4.7 attempts per game; Thompson started at shooting guard and made 41.4% of his 4.1 attempts per game; and Wright started at small forward and made 36.0% of his 4.8 attempts per game.

They were ahead of their time, and a blast.

Wright also developed a reputation as a strong defender during his time with the Dubs, though that may have oversold his abilities on that end of the court a tiny bit. But he held his own and could defend numerous positions, while making a strong impact on offense.

He was traded after two seasons, in the deal that brought Jarrett Jack to the Bay Area. He never got a chance to partake in the good Warriors teams, but we’ll remember him as a good Warrior nonetheless, and he adds to that status every game night now that he’s a member of the NBC Sports Bay Area studio team covering the Dubs.

With fewer than 30 players left, I’m going to start listing the remaining names in alphabetic order, to help out with determining whether someone is properly ranked. Here they are:

Harrison Barnes, Andrew Bogut, DeMarcus Cousins, Kevin Durant, Monta Ellis, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala, Damion Lee, David Lee, Shaun Livingston, Kevon Looney, JaVale McGee, Zaza Pachulia, D’Angelo Russell, Klay Thompson, David West, Andrew Wiggins

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What do you think of Dorell Wright’s ranking?

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  • 15%
    He was better than #18
    (14 votes)
  • 61%
    #18 is about right
    (55 votes)
  • 22%
    He was worse than #18
    (20 votes)
89 votes total Vote Now