Warriors' Wright chosen for NBA 3-Point Contest

Warriors' Wright chosen for NBA 3-Point Contest
February 8, 2011, 7:14 pm
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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.