NBA: Former Zag Dan Dickau Signing in Italy

August 13th, 2008
Los Angeles Clippers guard Dan Dickau has signed with Euroleague team Avellino, the club announced Tuesday.

Dickau, 29, averaged 5.3 points and 2.6 assists in 67 games with the Clippers last season, his sixth in the NBA. In 300 career games with Atlanta, Portland, Dallas, New Orleans and Boston, he has posted averages of 5.8 points and 2.5 assists.

His best season came in 2004-05 with New Orleans, when he played in 67 games -- 46 starts -- and averaged 13.2 points with 5.2 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game.

Avellino president Vincenzo Ercolino said in a report on the Euroleague website that Dickau would be the club's starting point guard.

"Our aim was to find a player that could make a difference and dictate the tempo of our team," Ercolino said. "In the end we managed to bring Dan Dickau to Avellino. He is a serious professional with NBA experience. We have nothing to envy of any other playmaker that arrived in Italy this year."