Warriors' Wright chosen for NBA 3-Point Contest

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Warriors' Wright chosen for NBA 3-Point Contest

Feb. 8, 2011WARRIORS PAGE WARRIORS VIDEO

Golden State Warriors forward Dorell Wright has been selected to compete in the 2011 Foot Locker Three-Point Contest, to take place at NBA All-Star Saturday Night in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 19, the NBA announced today.

Wright, 25, currently leads the NBA in three-point field goals made this season, having connected on 124 of 303 attempts (.409 3FG) from long range. He has made at least six three-pointers in a game four times this season, including a franchise record and NBA season-high nine three-pointers (on 12 attempts) at Minnesota on November 27.

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Overall for the season, Wright is averaging 16.6 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.42 steals in 39.4 minutes per contest, all of which are career-highs for the seven-year NBA veteran. Signed by Golden State as a free agent on July 12, 2010, Wright has increased his scoring average by 9.5 points per game this season (up from 7.1 ppg in 2009-10), which marks the highest increase by any player in the NBA who has appeared in at least 30 games.

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This season alone, he has connected on more three-point fields goals (124) than he had amassed in the previous six campaigns of his NBA career combined (73). Additionally, he has scored 20-or-more points 15 times with the Warriors after recording just three 20-plus games during the first six seasons of his career.

This years Foot Locker Three-Point Shootout field also includes Bostons Ray Allen and Paul Pierce, Oklahoma Citys Kevin Durant, Clevelands Daniel Gibson and Miamis James Jones.
Courtesy NBA media services.

Report: Rangers bring back Gomez on one-year deal

Report: Rangers bring back Gomez on one-year deal

OXON HILL, Md. -- Outfielder Carlos Gomez has agreed to an $11.5 million, one-year contract to remain with the Texas Rangers, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.

The people spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement was subject to a physical and had not been announced.

Gomez, who turned 31 last weekend, figures to play center field in an outfield that includes Shin-Soo Choo in right and Nomar Mazara in left.

He was released by Houston in August, signed with Texas and hit .284 with eight homers and 24 RBIs in 33 games. An All-Star in 2013 and '14 with Milwaukee, Gomez has a .257 average and 116 home runs in 10 big league seasons.

Gomez batted just .210 with five homers in 85 games this year for the Astros.

With the agreement, Texas is not likely to keep outfielder Ian Desmond, who also became a free agent.

Cubs trade outfielder Soler to Royals for closer Davis

Cubs trade outfielder Soler to Royals for closer Davis

It appears as if the Cubs have answered two big questions surrounding Joe Maddon's team this winter.

With so many solid options in the fold to play everyday in the lineup, the Cubs now have one less guy to worry about in the outfield and one more pitcher to add into the late-inning mix.

USA Today reported late Tuesday night the Cubs and Kansas City Royals had a deal in place with pitcher Wade Davis coming to Chicago and Jorge Soler acting as the return piece, though the deal did not become official until Wednesday afternoon.

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