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Pistons swap Primoz Brezec for Juan Dixon

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The Pistons didn't completely sit on their hands at the deadline. From the DetNews:

They sent Primoz Brezec to Toronto for guard Juan Dixon.

Dixon, 29, averaged 4.3 points and 11.8 minutes in 36 games for the Raptors this season.

He was a first-round pick (17th overall) by Washington in 2002 out of Maryland. He has played for Washington, Portland and Toronto.

Both Brezec and Dixon have expiring deals, so this was purely about shifting assets. The move is slightly curious, though, considering the backcourt wasn't considered a position of need for the Pistons, especially with Lindsey Hunter and Flip Murray not even active these days.

Dixon is probably upgrade over Murray, though, so I wouldn't be surprised if Murray was soon released. If that happens, the Pistons would have an extra roster spot to play with. Might we see yet another return of Ronald Dupree? Here's my vote: sign D-League blog-star Rod Benson, just because.

Update: Here's my extended take at HOOPSWORLD.

Update: From Krista Jahnke's Freep blog:

With Brezec gone, the move also gives the Pistons a need for a fifth, insurance-type big man. After clearing Murray, the Pistons will move to fill their open roster spot by adding a veteran big man for the veteran’s minimum.

A likely candidate to take that job is Dale Davis, who is not playing but was on the Pistons roster in 2005-06 and 2006-07. Davis was recently seen hanging with his old teammates and chatting with Dumars after the team played in Atlanta on Feb. 12.