2.22.2008

Pistons Add Scorer Dixon, Dale Davis Next

Here's why the Detroit Pistons, a team thought to be seeking frontcourt depth, traded center Primoz Brezec to the Toronto Raptors for sixth-year guard Juan Dixon: The Pistons needed another scoring option off the bench.

Dixon, 29, has averaged 9.0 points over his career. He averaged 12.3 points in 2005-06 for Portland.

With Jarvis Hayes, Rodney Stuckey, Jason Maxiell and Arron Afflalo, the Pistons' bench scoring has been erratic all season. Wednesday in Milwaukee, for example, the bench was outscored 20-3 in the second quarter. The move does leave the Pistons with a glut of guards. Flip Murray will most likely be bought out (the prorated portion of his $1.89 million salary) to alleviate some of that.

Joe Dumars is now reported to be looking at Dale Davis to throw in to the mix at the pivot.

Source: Detroit News

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