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Blazers land Wright, Watson

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to a contract with free agent small forward Dorell Wright, who played last season with the Philadelphia 76ers, a person close to the negotiations said Saturday.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal cannot be formalized until Wednesday under NBA rules.

Wright, a nine-year NBA veteran, averaged 9.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists off the bench for the Sixers last season. He was traded to Philadelphia from Golden State last July.

Wright, a 6-foot-9 wing, confirmed the deal on Twitter, simply proclaiming "#ripcity." Then he thanked the 76ers, their fans and his teammates.

Also on Saturday, the Blazers agreed to a deal with veteran point guard Earl Watson, his agent, Mark Bartelstein, said.

Watson spent the last three seasons with the Jazz, averaging 2.0 points and 4.0 assists in 17.3 minutes per game this past season.

Earlier, Portland waived guard-forward Sasha Pavlovic, who averaged 2.6 points and 1.4 rebounds in 39 appearances last season. While he had two years left on his contract with Portland, his salary was not guaranteed.

The Blazers lost their last 13 games to finish 33-49 last season and were left out of the playoffs for the second straight season.

Information from ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman and The Associated Press was used in this report.