Heat Bring Back Dorell Wright

The Heat signed veteran Dorell Wright on Tuesday to fill out their roster for the playoffs

The Miami Heat have reunited with Dorell Wright as the veteran signed a contract with the team on Tuesday.

Wright began his career with the Heat back in 2004 and stayed with Miami for parts of six seasons. Following those years, Wright would make stops in Golden State, Philadelphia and Portland before going overseas. Recently, Wright had been playing with the Beikong Fly Dragons of the Chinese Basketball Association.

Due to the fact Wright has not been on an NBA roster as of late, he is playoff eligible and will be on Miami's postseason roster. The forward is unlikely to see much if any court time, but offers some extra depth on the bench. Should an injury occur, Wright has playoff experience which could come in handy.

While playing in the CBA, Wright had success to the tune of over 24 points, seven rebounds and two assists per game. It is difficult to translate production in the CBA to the NBA, but Wright showed he still has something left in the tank. Miami jumped on the opportunity to bring back the veteran.

Wright was a first-round pick in 2004 when Miami selected him 19th overall. In his first tour with the Heat, Wright had his moments but never was able to post big numbers. The 30-year old was part of the 2006 NBA Champions in Miami and is now the third active member of the roster with a ring from that year. Udonis Haslem and Dwyane Wade are the other two remaining champs.

Wright is expected to be available for Tuesday's game against Detroit if needed. Miami is trying to clinch homecourt advantage for the the first round of the playoffs with two games to go.

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