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July 23, 2005
Dixon's agent says Pacers are interested in his client
Wizards guard, an unrestricted free agent, has averaged 8.2 points in 3 NBA seasons.
By Mike Wells
The Indiana Pacers have expressed interest in free agent guard Juan Dixon, according to Dixon's agent, Calvin Andrews.
"We've had a conversation with (Pacers CEO) Donnie Walsh about Juan," Andrews said. "The next phase is seeing about bringing Juan in for a visit with them."
Andrews didn't have a timetable on a visit with the Pacers, but Dixon, the 17th pick in the 2002 draft, reportedly met with Portland on Thursday and he's expected to meet with Seattle this weekend. Miami, Cleveland and Sacramento also have shown interest in the unrestricted free agent.
Dixon, who can play both guard positions, spent his first three seasons in the NBA with the Washington Wizards. He averaged 8.2 points and 1.6 assists in 176 games, including 23 starts.
The Pacers have only the midlevel exception, which is expected to be about $5 million a season, or the $1 million exception, with the value actually being $1.6 million annually, to offer Dixon.
They've said they want to re-sign Dale Davis and James Jones. The Pacers have three point guards under contract next season and Stephen Jackson and Fred Jones at shooting guard.
The free agent signing period was supposed to start Friday, but it was delayed indefinitely because the new collective bargaining agreement is not finalized.
Three judges will hear cases against five Pacers charged in last November's brawl with Detroit Pistons fans.
Rochester Hills (Mich.) District Judge Lisa Asadoorian initially was assigned all the cases. She will hear Anthony Johnson's case, while David Harrison's case was assigned to Judge Nancy Carniak. Ron Artest, Jermaine O'Neal and Stephen Jackson will all appear before Judge Julie Nicholson.
Court dates will be set Monday. The players and several fans are charged with misdemeanor assault and battery. They face a maximum penalty of 93 days in jail and a fine of up to $500.
Juan Dixons career.