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07-29-2004, 12:03 PM
Wizards Sign Guard Anthony Peeler
Veteran led NBA in three-point shooting last season
July 28, 2004

Peeler brings 50 games worth of playoff experience to Washington.
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Washington Wizards President of Basketball Operations Ernie Grunfeld announced today that the team has signed free agent Anthony Peeler to a contract. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
“Anthony Peeler is an established veteran and a very solid player,” said Grunfeld. “He is a proven perimeter shooter, a hard-nosed defender, and brings significant playoff experience to our young roster.”

The 6-4, 208 pound guard, has averaged 10.6 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists over his 12 year NBA career, shooting 38% from three point range and has appeared in 50 playoff games. Last season, Peeler led the NBA in three point shooting with a .482 average.

Peeler was originally drafted out of the University of Missouri by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 15th overall pick of the 1992 NBA Draft. After four seasons with the Lakers, where he averaged 11.2 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists, Peeler was traded to the Vancouver Grizzlies on July 16, 1996. After a season and a half with Vancouver where he averaged 12.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists, Peeler was traded to Minnesota on February 18, 1996, and finished the 1998 season averaging 12.3 point, 3.6 assists and 3.2 rebounds with the Timberwolves. In four seasons with Minnesota, Peeler appeared in 321 games, averaging 9.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists.

Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Peeler had a stellar college career at the University of Missouri. He left college ranked first all-time in assists and steals, second in three-pointers and third in scoring. In his senior season, Peeler was named the Big Eight Conference's Player of the Year and Male Athlete of the Year, and finished the season as the conference's scoring leader at 23.4 points per game. In addition, he was named Second-Team All-American and a finalist for the Wooden and Naismith Awards.


07-29-2004, 12:15 PM
Wizards are pretty deep. There's no reason they shouldn't make the playoffs next season.

07-29-2004, 04:08 PM
Originally posted by: Nash13
Wizards are pretty deep. There's no reason they shouldn't make the playoffs next season.

still a little skeptical about it..kwame brown had a couple flashes of brilliance last year but couldn't be consistent because arenas,hughes were hogging the ball

this year they added jamison and peeler also? do they expect brown to take a backseat to these guys?..jamison of course should get a high volume of shots because of his efficiency but if arenas and hughes keep shooting 20 times a game they can forget the playoffs

they are almost like the mavericks..too many players and only one ball