Wizards claim Lonny Baxter
Washington, DC (Sports Network) – The Washington Wizards Wednesday claimed
forward Lonny Baxter off waivers. The Toronto Raptors released the 6-foot-8
forward on Sunday.
“Lonny has a great work ethic,” said president of basketball operations Ernie
Grunfeld. “He is a young player who has gained valuable playing experience and
adds nice depth to our front court.”
Baxter was drafted in the second round, 44th overall, of the 2002 NBA Draft by
the Chicago Bulls. He averaged 4.8 points and 3.0 rebounds in his rookie
season with the Bulls, and is averaging 4.2 points and 3.1 rebounds so far
this season with the Bulls and the Raptors.
Baxter joins former Maryland teammates Juan Dixon and Steve Blake on the
Wizards with whom he helped lead the Terrapins to the 2002 NCAA Basketball