Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Aris released Juan Dixon

Juan Dixon couldn't conform to the european style of basketball so it was time for him to leave.

Juan Dixon(1.91-SG/PG) and Aris Thessaloniki mutually parted ways today and it was announced via the official site of Aris. The NBA veteran was brought to Aris to provide a much needed scoring touch to the team but his recklessness was too much for his coach to handle and so the decision was made for Dixon to be replaced.

Dixon was the top scorer of Aris in the last few games averaging 14.3 points 4.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 7 games in the A1 league and also 11.6 points 1.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 4 games in the Eurocup but his focus in the game was questionable. Given the absence of Nikos Barlos(2.03-PF/SF) and Michalis Kakiouzis(2.07-PF/SF) in the frontline for Aris, Dixon's replacement will probably be a player that can cover the 4 and 5 positions. In Aris they have a non-European player slot to fill.

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