"I'm excited," Dixon told HOOPSWORLD in a phone interview. "It's been a long year and throughout everything, I've just tried to work as hard as I could so that I would stay in the best shape possible. That's pretty much all I've been doing. The suspension is over on Saturday so I'm able to play anytime after that and I'm looking forward to it. I'm very excited. I've been counting down the days. I'm tired of being here in Baltimore and I'm really looking forward to playing basketball."
While Dixon will definitely be returning overseas, he has yet to determine which team he will sign with. Many teams have expressed interest in his services, including his former team Unicaja Malaga, but he is still weighing his options. [...]
One option that Dixon and his agent, Terrance Doyle, strongly considered was entering the NBA Development League Draft. In fact, Dixon had all but decided to take that route before running into an unexpected obstacle.
"If I had played in the NBA Development League, my suspension in Europe would have started over," Dixon explained. "Just in case things didn't work out as planned in the D-League, I just wanted to make sure that I kept my options open. That's why I decided not to go there."
Updates from March 11-13, 2011: Dixon signs with Turkey's Banvit and a story about his comeback.