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Guard returns after stints in Denver and Orlando

8/25/2003 - Washington Wizards

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Wizards signed point guard
Chris Whitney on Monday, welcoming back the team's career leader in
3-pointers and free throw percentage.

He will be a possible backup to Gilbert Arenas, who was signed as
a free agent last month.

Whitney has played eight of his 10 seasons with the Wizards.
Washington traded him to Denver a year ago, and he was later dealt
to Orlando in midseason and played for the Magic in the playoffs.

Whitney has made a franchise-high 481 3-pointers with the
Wizards. His .878 free throw percentage is tops among players with
at least 700 attempts.

Although a backup for most of his career, Whitney started 81
games for the Wizards in the 2001-02 season, averaging a
career-high 10.2 points while ranking fourth in the league in
assist-to-turnover ratio.