Ranking 15 worst starters of the Dwyane Wade era

Miami Heat, Dwyane Wade. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
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10. Dorrell Wright

Wright was a first-round pick by the Heat in 2004, and the 6’9 forward spent his first six NBA seasons with the franchise. He was a strong shooter on low volume and struggled elsewhere. Wright barely played in his first two seasons before cracking the rotation in a 20-minute per-game role in year three. He played 110 games in his third and fourth seasons and inexplicably made 53 starts.

Over those two years, Wright averaged 6.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 1.4 assists in 21.8 minutes per game. He made his most starts during the Heat’s 15-win season in 2008 and played exactly one postseason minute in 2007. The 6’9 forward was young and improving, but he should not have been starting next to Dwyane Wade.

Wright played 12 years in the NBA, and his two best came with the Warriors. He saw action with four different teams, but only started for the Heat and Dubs. Golden State missed the playoffs both years, meaning over Wright’s four seasons with at least 19 starts, he played one total postseason minute.

Dorrell Wright was a favorite of his teammates, including D-Wade. The Miami Heat signed him in April 2016 for the playoffs after he played in China during the regular season. He did not see a regular season minute but played 19 in the postseason as the Heat lost to the Raptors in the second round. Those were his final NBA games.