Dorell Wright played for the Warriors in 2010-11 and 2011-12.
He spent a lot of time with Steph Curry and Klay Thompson.
Did he think they would end up being this good?
“Yeah. I seen it because they put the time in, they put the work in,” Wright told Alex Kennedy on the HoopsHype Podcast. “Sometimes we’d have to go talk to Steph like, ‘Yo, you know we got a game tonight? You’re going pretty hard.’
“He’s a little different, man. He takes coaching and advice from everybody. If you’re telling him something that’s gonna better him and help him, he’s gonna sit there and listen to you. He’s not gonna be one of those guys that thinks he knows everything.
“I’m happy for his success … I’m just happy he’s back and being healthy.”
And what about Klay?
“A guy that I had to shoot with every day in different 3-point drills that Mark Jackson used to have us doing,” Wright explained. “And I’m always going first because I’m the starter, and then it would be Klay and B-Rush. I’m making 20 shots in a drill and Klay would come right behind and hit like 26, and it’s like, ‘Dang, this dude really is a dead-eye knockdown shooter.’
“So that was a great experience being around another good shooter and a guy that puts the time in to get better each and every day.”
During the 2010-11 season, Wright set the Warriors’ single-season franchise record with 194 3-pointers (Curry made 151).
The following year, he made 105 in 61 games.
Wright, who will turn 32 in December, has not played in a regular-season NBA game since April 1, 2015.
He spent the 2015-16 season in China, before returning to the Heat for the playoffs.
He was in training camp with the Clippers last October, but was waived during the preseason.
Wright enjoys watching the Warriors play and wants to make an NBA comeback.
Perhaps with his former squad…
“They play well with each other, they move the ball and they take good shots … that’s pretty hard to guard,” Wright said. “I didn’t get a chance this year to play them so I can’t really, really tell you how hard it is (laughing), but they make it look real easy out there.
“Hopefully I can get back out there next year so I can be either on their side or on the side of trying to dethrone them.”
Wright also made sure to give some love to Warriors fans.
“Some of the most loyal fans that you will ever encounter — rowdy, loud and just love their Bay Area teams … I’m still a resident of the Bay Area and they still show me love like I’m a current Warriors player everywhere I go…
“The fan love is crazy.”
Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller