Thursday, July 21, 2005

NBA: Wizards agree to terms with guard Antonio Daniels

ESPN is reporting that the Wizards have reached an agreement that would bring 6-foot-4 free agent guard Antonio Daniels to Washington.

Daniels averaged over 11 points and four assists in 27 minutes per game last season to help the Seattle SuperSonics to a 50-32 record and the playoffs.

Daniels will combine with Caron Butler, whom the Wizards recently got from the Lakers in the Kwame Brown trade, to fill the void left by Larry Hughes. That means that there may be no space on the roster for former Maryland standouts Juan Dixon and Steve Blake. (Dixon is an unrestricted free agent, while Blake is a restricted free agent.)

The Washington Post reported that Dixon had been in talks with Portland, Miami, Indiana and Cleveland, and that Dixon and Blake both expressed interest in going to teams where they could get more playing time.

The Wizards now have five guards (Gilbert Arenas and Chucky Atkins at the point, Daniels, Butler and Jarvis Hayes at the two), which would mean almost no playing time for Blake and Dixon.

Washington had been trying to sign Donyell Marshall, but he (like Larry Hughes), opted for Cleveland instead.

1 comment:

tjark said...

without dixon in town what will happen to such chants as "dixon yo mouth!!"

and what will we do without stevie blake's fiance in the stands? what will we do?!