Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area News Group reports:
Not too long ago, Warriors small forward Dorell Wright was struggling with his shot. After going 4 for 13 in a home loss to the Houston Rockets on Dec. 20, he was at 38.4 percent shooting for the season.
Then, something happened.
In the six games since the loss to Houston, Wright has averaged 23.3 points on 58.4 percent shooting, capped with Saturday’s 30 points in the road loss to the Miami Heat.
What happened? A confluence of things.
Primarily, Wright has been given the opportunity. Coach Keith Smart has given Wright the green light on offense, and Wright is starting to figure out his avenues for scoring among the starters. And he doesn’t have to worry about coming out of the game, especially while backup Rodney Carney was injured. Wright is averaging 38.9 minutes per contest.
“I don’t have to worry about anything,” said Wright, who along with the other starters were allowed to skip Sunday’s practice at AmericanAirlines Arena. “Just go out there and play my game. There is no better feeling than that, having your coach behind you and wanting you to go out there and show him everything.”