Wizards Sign Juan DixonPosted on January 14, 2013 by SportzWiz
Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced today that the team has signed free agent guard Juan Dixon. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not released.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Juan is a proven NBA player and we like what he brings to our team,Ã¢â‚¬ � said Grunfeld. Ã¢â‚¬Å“He is a tough, hard-nosed competitor who can score and his familiarity with our system is an added plus.Ã¢â‚¬ �
Dixon (6-3, 165) was originally selected by Washington with the 17th overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft out of the University of Maryland, where he led the Terrapins to the NCAA title and captured Most Outstanding Player honors at the 2002 Final Four. During his first tenure with the Wizards, the Baltimore native averaged 8.2 points and 1.6 assists in 176 games over three seasons (2002-03 through 2004-05).
Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m excited to return to the area and to resume my career with the Wizards,Ã¢â‚¬ � said Dixon. Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m looking forward to the start of training camp and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m ready to step in and contribute wherever Coach Jordan and the team sees fit.Ã¢â‚¬ �
The six-year veteran has seen action with the Wizards, Trail Blazers, Raptors and Pistons and holds NBA career averages of 8.9 points and 1.7 assists per game. Last season, Dixon averaged 5.0 points and 1.8 assists in 53 games between Detroit and Toronto.
The WizardsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ training camp roster now stands at 18 players. The team will hold camp from September 27-October 3 at the Siegel Center on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.
Tonight at 10:30pm, ESPN2 will be airing Second Chance Season which is a documentary about Nick Young's career in high school. I have yet to see the film but I have heard great things about it and plan on watching tonight. The documentary goes through Nick's life in dealing with the death of his