Thursday, May 07, 2009

Juan Dixon Reflects on the Season

In this Washington Times article from a few weeks ago, Juan Dixon (1998-2002) reflects on the past season with the Wizards and his uncertain future:
When Juan Dixon returned to the District in September, re-signing with the team that drafted him in 2002 and seizing again the opportunity to play near his native Baltimore, he sought stability and a spark that would revive his career. [...]

"It's been a frustrating year, for all of us," he said. "First of all, not being able to put together a good season, losing our coach early in the year, injuries - it's just been a long, frustrating season. But for the most part, everybody's been real professional, continued to come to work every day and work hard."

Early in the season, Dixon started six games at point guard while filling in for hobbled teammates. Since then, he has endured an uneventful campaign: He has received some opportunities but many more nights when his name isn't called at all. [...]

It hasn't been the triumphant homecoming or springboard season Dixon had hoped for. With his contract expiring after the season, his future remains uncertain, but Dixon said he has no regrets about signing with the Wizards. "It was a good situation. I enjoyed playing in front of the home crowd. I get a lot of support here," Dixon said.

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