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Doug Christie and the Dallas Mavericks were working on a contract settlement Thursday, a week after he left the team to have his surgically repaired left ankle examined by his personal physician.

Coach Avery Johnson said after practice Thursday that he expects "some resolution" by Friday. The NBA commissioner's office has to approve any move that would remove Christie from the Mavericks' 15-player roster.

Christie's agent, Bradley Marshall, didn't return a message left on his cell phone.

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said earlier this week that retirement was an option for the 35-year-old Christie, who is in his 14th NBA season. Christie signed a three-year contract with Dallas in August, but only the $3.15 million for the first season was guaranteed.

Christie averaged 3.7 points and 2.0 assists in the first seven games this season for Dallas before missing the last three. The 6-foot-7 swingman missed the final 24 games last season for Orlando after having bone spurs removed from his ankle.

After playing at Pepperdine, Christie was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in 1992. He also played for New York, Toronto,Sacramento and Orlando before signing with Dallas.
sad to see Doug go, he was great for us in the early 2000's :(
 

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The daily five

1. First Kings player to be named to the All-Defensive team twice in a row, with second-team honors in 2000-01 and 2001-02.

2. Led the NBA in steals (183) in 2000-01.

3. Was the only NBA player to rank in the top five in steals each season from 2000-01 through 2003-04.

4. Tied the franchise record for steals with eight in a Dec. 8, 2002, win in San Antonio.

5. Landed short left uppercut to jaw of Lakers forward Rick Fox on Oct. 25, 2002.
 

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Kings notes: DC, over and out?

Kings players, coaches and front-office personnel were disappointed to hear about Doug Christie's possible retirement Friday, his left ankle not able to withstand any more wear and tear. The veteran guard started seven games for Dallas this season, and he played the best ball of his career with the Kings - a fixture on defense with the ability to zip passes down the lane for assists. He was named to the NBA All-Defensive first or second team four times with the Kings.

"Doug had an incredible career," Peja Stojakovic said. "I was happy to play with him for five years. Great teammate. I hope (the Kings honor him at some point). He deserves it."

Said Kings director of player personnel Jerry Reynolds: "We were fortunate that we got the best of his years. He was leg speed and quickness, and he knew he couldn't be Doug Christie if he was hurt. Age and injuries play no favorites."

And Kings coach Rick Adelman: "If it's that bad that he can't play, then Doug's really hurt. He was terrific for us. I wish him well."
 
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