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I am trying to digest Juan Dixon.

I thought he was a great college player. I do not think he was a great pick at 17. I would rather have gone with Dickau or Williams. I was hoping the 76ers would have passed on Welsch.

I am not happy about this at all but at the same time I am glad we got Jeffries.

I fully believe that Dixon was a homer pick. I personally would have rather have kept Alexander right now.

It looks better with the second round picks of Grizzard, who might be able to back up Hamilton at the SG and also play a little SF in the future.

Navarro was a must pick. It covers the PG in case Dixon is a bust and it is also a foreign pickthey can let develop in Europe because it is doubtful they will have the roster space for him.
 

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Now the Wizards look silly because they basically traded CA for Dixon which is idiotic because Dixon can't play the point anyways... He is gonna get man-handled in the NBA at 150 lbs....
 

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Dickau was brought in twice. Williams and Dixon were brought in as well. Something must have been seen in Dixon during the workout to seal it.

I have no doubt that defensively he can be the guy at PG. I think he will also be able to hit clutch shots. The Wizards appear to be heading in the direction of versatility. Dixon is not a true PG but he is someone that can defend with the best of them. I think saying he will get manhandled is probably wrong. The point is the Wizards probably feel that with a triangle like option they can get away with not having a true PG.

Personally I disagree, but I can fully see what they are thinking and if you look at what they did, they drafted with vision. Make no mistake about it, Welsch was the guy they wanted but he was gone. They took the next guy on their list. Jeffries is a very intelligent ball player. Dixon is the same. These guys are going to be expected to contribute immediately. I think Welsch was desired because of his experience as well. The upside guy, Grizzard, was taken in the 2nd. Navarro may be a PG, but with 4 picks the Wizards needed to stash a foreign player for a bit. That was accomplished.

Dixon was not a complete surprise at 17. The Wizards, according to Aldridge were the ones that pulled the plug on snagging Posey. This means they understood that they probably would be going PG with the 17th, addressing the SF with 11. Welsch was never a guarantee, and seeing how the Sixers traded him for 2 possible 1st round picks, they were probably aware he might not drop to them and were comfortable taking Dixon. Collins has reportedly received at least two calls asking Dixon's availability. I am starting to warm up to the pick, understanding it, but not necessarily agreeing with it.

What I do agree with is the focus and vision the Wizards displayed in the draft.
 

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I still can't see him being the defender he was in college. He is just too small....
 

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I am not sure what to say. There is no question about his defensive abilities.

Take a look at a guy like Cheeks to see the possibility of what Dixon can be defensively.
 

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Yeah, I reviewed his profile and he is a solid 164, so I guess he could guard the speedy PG's, but he still needs to actually learn to play PG offensively....
 

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They should've taken Kareem Rush. Qyntel Woods wouldn't fit well in Washington, they would have too many up and coming stars. Kwame Brown, Rip Hamilton, Jared Jeffries and Qyntel Woods is too many.:yes:

But, it's not like the frickin Blazers need him, though. With Pippen, Wells and Anderson. I hate the Blazers, they take players that they won't even use. Qyntel Woods will go from the next T-Mac to a washed up talent that never gets any playing time.:yes: They should've picked a guy like Carlos Boozer. Woods belongs on a team like the Pistons.:yes: Oh well.
 
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