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SmootSmack 09-23-2008 05:12 PM

Wizards Bring Back Juan Dixon
 
[url=http://www.nba.com/wizards/news/wizsigndixon_080923.html]WIZARDS: Washington Wizards Sign Juan Dixon[/url]

To me this is a marketing move designed to mask the severity of Arena's knee situation (I think he's out until at least the All-Star break) to the fans, but doesn't address any real team needs

dmek25 09-23-2008 05:22 PM

Re: Wizards Bring Back Juan Dixon
 
smooty, whats your take on the balance of power in the east? i would like to think it has shifted, now that my sixers have Elton Brand

hooskins 09-23-2008 06:03 PM

Re: Wizards Bring Back Juan Dixon
 
Wow, really? Makes no sense to me either SS.

That Guy 09-24-2008 01:29 AM

Re: Wizards Bring Back Juan Dixon
 
pointless. dude's just not very good.

Monkeydad 09-24-2008 09:47 AM

Re: Wizards Bring Back Juan Dixon
 
Actually he is pretty good. He's been stuck sharing time in Portland and Toronto, but he's a good shooter, decent defender and has done a lot with limited minutes. He can average 10+ PPG when playing regularly.

I like the move if its for depth since we can never know Arenas' health status. Losing Roger Mason Jr. was a huge loss. I don't see the current bench carrying the load if Gilbert goes down again. We still have Antonio Daniels at PG with Dee Brown (not that Dee Brown) backing him up. Then at SG we have Caron and really no one other than Nick Young behind him, so I'm guessing Dixon will be the backup SG. Gil had another knee operation last Wednesday, his third one and he's only 26.

I was always a fan of his since his Terp days.

CooleyAsCanBe 09-24-2008 01:00 PM

Re: Wizards Bring Back Juan Dixon
 
[quote=Buster;480472]Actually he is pretty good. He's been stuck sharing time in Portland and Toronto, but he's a good shooter, decent defender and has done a lot with limited minutes. He can average 10+ PPG when playing regularly.

I like the move if its for depth since we can never know Arenas' health status. Losing Roger Mason Jr. was a huge loss. I don't see the current bench carrying the load if Gilbert goes down again. We still have Antonio Daniels at PG with Dee Brown (not that Dee Brown) backing him up. Then at SG we have Caron and really no one other than Nick Young behind him, so I'm guessing Dixon will be the backup SG. Gil had another knee operation last Wednesday, his third one and he's only 26.

I was always a fan of his since his Terp days.[/quote]

I assume you meant Deshawn at shooting guard, not Caron.

I agree that this was a logical pick-up for us as Juan is at least a serviceable point, can also play the two, and is already comfortable in EJ's system. I'm not a huge Antonio Daniels fan, and having him and Dee Brown II as our only PG's for at least the first two months of the season doesn't inspire much confidence.

Juan is cheap, has no character or drug problems, can play in positions where we are thin, and will probably put a few more fans in the seats. This isn't going to make us an elite team, but it was a logical, low-risk move that is better than simply doing nothing and relying on what we have.

itvnetop 09-24-2008 07:51 PM

Re: Wizards Bring Back Juan Dixon
 
As a fan, I love Juanny D. But I agree with SS- Wiz are still missing that pass first, perimeter-defending PG the team desperately needs.

SmootSmack 09-24-2008 10:55 PM

Re: Wizards Bring Back Juan Dixon
 
[quote=dmek25;480320]smooty, whats your take on the balance of power in the east? i would like to think it has shifted, now that my sixers have Elton Brand[/quote]

Definitely think the Sixers could do some damage, but I do have some concerns about EB being a dependable leader and taking the Sixers to the next level. But paired up with AI (the new AI in Philly) they could be dangerous.

As for Dixon, he's an undersized shooting guard who doesn't get to the line, he's not a lockdown defender, and don't ask him to run the offense at point because the offense will just die. If he is asked to do just one thing, shoot the ball, that'll be fine. But beyond that is detrimental to the team.

I wish we had kept Steve Blake, that's a pure point guard.

That Guy 09-25-2008 12:35 AM

Re: Wizards Bring Back Juan Dixon
 
wow, people are STILL on the steve blake bandwagon :/. i thought that died, like, 3 years ago.

SmootSmack 09-25-2008 12:59 AM

Re: Wizards Bring Back Juan Dixon
 
At 10-15 minutes a game, Blake is a solid backup point

Monkeydad 09-25-2008 09:54 AM

Re: Wizards Bring Back Juan Dixon
 
[quote=CooleyAsCanBe;480578]I assume you meant Deshawn at shooting guard, not Caron.[/quote]

:D Yeah.

over the mountain 09-26-2008 02:08 PM

Re: Wizards Bring Back Juan Dixon
 
juan dixon wil always have a place in the hearts of marylanders. undersized overlooked local boy leads the terps to the nat'l title, that was such an amazing year.

go terps!!

sorry havent really followed the bullets since the days of malone, bol and company. i find it hard to root for them because arenas, while a great individual player, he needs to pass the freakin rock at least once before he puts up a contested jump shot. I understand the need in the nba to have go-to players that arent afraid of taking shots but arenas just kills me when you see the big men run up and down the floor and not get rewarded at all. as a big man player it has to inch into your psyche alil.

JLee9718 09-28-2008 11:49 PM

Re: Wizards Bring Back Juan Dixon
 
I don't see the Wizards being any better than they were last year unless Young improves a ton. Also Blache needs to step up. What I'd like to know is are the Wizards better with or without Gilbert? We'll never know the answer to that one...I just hope he's serious about maturing this year.

JLee9718 10-01-2008 02:12 PM

Re: Wizards Bring Back Juan Dixon
 
Also, the Wizards signed Dee Brown as a substitute point guard.

JLee9718 10-05-2008 08:25 PM

Re: Wizards Bring Back Juan Dixon
 
Just a note to say that the Wizards "B" team beat the first stringers last night (or Friday night).


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