Monday , Jul , 16 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Stevenson re-signs with Wizards

Washington, DC (Sports Network) – The Washington Wizards have re-signed
guard DeShawn Stevenson. The deal is reportedly worth $15 million over four
years.

The 26-year-old Stevenson, who signed a one-year contract worth less than $1
million last year with Washington, averaged 11.2 points, 2.7 assists and
2.6 rebounds in 82 games last season. He also extended his streak to 168
consecutive game started; the third-longest active streak in the NBA behind
only San Antonio’s Bruce Bowen and Detroit’s Tayshaun Prince.

“DeShawn plays a key role for us, and he fits in very well with our team,”
Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld said. “He understands and has accepted his
role. DeShawn is a hard-nosed competitor who wants to win.”

Stevenson, who was drafted by the Utah Jazz out of Washington Union High
School in California in 2000, is averaging 8.2 points and 2.4 rebounds per
game in seven seasons with the Jazz, Orlando Magic and Wizards.

WAS