- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Last night at MCI Center:


So are the Wizards really better in the backcourt this season than they were last season? Not according to Juan Dixon, in his first year with the Portland Trail Blazers after three seasons with the Wizards.

Dixon thinks the loss of Larry Hughes was a big one, of course, and he’s not certain the additions of Antonio Daniels and Chucky Atkins — both of whom are still trying to find their way on both ends of court — make the Wizards’ backcourt better.

“I think Larry brought a lot to the table, and I thought that I brought a lot more energy and scoring off the bench than what some of the guys will do this year,” Dixon said. “So I would have to say that the guard outlook for the Wizards is completely different than it was last year.”

Gilbert Arenas is the only true guard remaining from last season’s roster. Along with Dixon, the Wizards said goodbye to Laron Profit, Anthony Peeler and Steve Blake, who went to Portland with Dixon.


88Rebounds for Antawn Jamison in his last six games before playing the Trail Blazers.


The Wizards hit 20 of 24 free throws.

John N. Mitchell

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