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January 1, 2001 | MAL FLORENCE
Thomas Boswell in the Washington Post: "The Wizards have a $10-million-a-season investment in Rod Strickland. For many years, he has had a spectacular record of absenteeism at practice. "Rod and Dracula feel the same way about sunlight. Strickland just isn't a morning person. Or sometimes an afternoon person, either. Luckily, NBA games are usually at night. "Strickland deals with his Practice Aversion Syndrome in creative ways. Sometimes, he blows the whole thing off, then says he 'overslept.'
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March 17, 2002 | SEAN DEVENEY, THE SPORTING NEWS
Before the season, after finally ending a summer spent in free-agent limbo by coming to a contract agreement with the Miami Heat, Rod Strickland sat in front of a group of reporters and gave his usual new-team spiel: Judge me on how I play, ignore the past, the accepted viewpoints are wrong. In Strickland's words: "None of you know me, but you are going by what you read or what you heard. It's like a snowball effect. Hopefully, by the end of the year, you will look at me in a different light."
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February 2, 2002 | From Associated Press
The score was tied with just over two minutes remaining when Rod Strickland threw up the kind of shot he hardly ever takes, much less makes. The long jumper went in for his second three-point basket of the season, helping the Miami Heat defeat the slumping San Antonio Spurs, 88-83, on Friday night at Miami. "The shot clock was winding down," Strickland said. "I just tried to get some room and get a shot up." The basket put the Heat ahead to stay, and it won for the ninth time in 11 games.
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April 28, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
An X-ray and doctor's examination confirmed that San Antonio point guard Rod Strickland suffered a broken third finger on his left hand during the Spurs' loss to the Phoenix Suns on Sunday. Strickland is expected to sit out the rest of the teams' best-of-five playoff series. The Suns lead the series, 2-0.
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February 6, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Starting point guard Rod Strickland of the San Antonio Spurs underwent surgery to have a pin inserted in his right hand, which he broke Saturday night during a fight outside a nightclub. He will be lost to the team indefinitely.
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July 4, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Portland Trail Blazers signed free agent guard Rod Strickland to a multiyear contract said to be worth $12.6 million Friday, only hours after losing Danny Ainge to the Phoenix Suns. Strickland, 26, played the last two seasons for the San Antonio Spurs. He spent his first two seasons in the NBA with the New York Knicks. In Portland, Strickland is expected to be part of a three-guard rotation with Clyde Drexler and Terry Porter.
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April 3, 1998 | Associated Press
Washington Wizard point guard Rod Strickland was ordered to complete a driver's alcohol-awareness program and perform 30 hours of community service after being convicted of driving while impaired last year at Washington. * Chicago center Luc Longley, who returned to the lineup Sunday after sitting out 13 games because of a knee injury, may now be sidelined until the start of the playoffs because the injury, a bone bruise, still has not fully healed.
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October 23, 2001 | Associated Press
The Miami Heat have added trouble-prone point guard Rod Strickland to their thin backcourt. Published reports in Miami said Strickland signed a one-year contract worth $1 million. Strickland, 35, who finished last season with Portland, spent 10 days in jail and was placed on two years' probation after pleading guilty in April to drunken driving. He has been arrested several other times.
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March 4, 2001 | Times Wire Services
Point guard Rod Strickland, released on Thursday by the Washington Wizards, will return to the Portland Trail Blazers, according to the Washington Post. Strickland, who played four seasons in Portland before landing in Washington in 1996, will sign with the Trail Blazers when he clears waivers on Monday, according to the report. The Post said Portland will give Strickland its $2.25-million exception. He would serve as a backup to Damon Stoudamire and compete for minutes with Greg Anthony.
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January 1, 2001 | From Associated Press
Rod Strickland returned to the Washington Wizards, but it was reserve guard Chris Whitney who overcame a sprained ankle and led a 12-0 third-quarter run as the Wizards beat the Detroit Pistons, 110-96, Sunday night at Washington. Strickland, who missed two practices and was suspended for a game last week, ended a four-day disappearing act when he showed up before the game.
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January 1, 2001 | MAL FLORENCE
Thomas Boswell in the Washington Post: "The Wizards have a $10-million-a-season investment in Rod Strickland. For many years, he has had a spectacular record of absenteeism at practice. "Rod and Dracula feel the same way about sunlight. Strickland just isn't a morning person. Or sometimes an afternoon person, either. Luckily, NBA games are usually at night. "Strickland deals with his Practice Aversion Syndrome in creative ways. Sometimes, he blows the whole thing off, then says he 'overslept.'
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December 29, 2000 | From Associated Press
Rod Strickland was suspended for one game by the Washington Wizards, culminating a disruptive three-day period in which he missed two practices, said he wants to play elsewhere and complained about reduced playing time. The point guard was a no-show at Thursday's practice and didn't tell the team where he was. He didn't accompany the Wizards on their flight to Miami, where they play the Heat tonight.
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February 4, 1999 | From Associated Press
Rod Strickland agreed to a contract with the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, ending the latest round of nasty negotiations between the team and agent David Falk. The free-agent point guard, who led the league in assists last season, is to report for his first practice today, one day before the Wizards open their season at Indiana. The agreement was reached after Wizard owner Abe Pollin intervened in the negotiations for the first time during a lunch with General Manager Wes Unseld.
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December 11, 1997 | Washington Post
Washington Wizard point guard Rod Strickland and swingman Tracy Murray came to blows at the team hotel Wednesday afternoon, requiring Murray to get seven stitches below his left eye and Strickland to undergo X-rays after the Wizards' 104-101 loss to the Charlotte Hornets Wednesday night at Charlotte Coliseum.
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January 30, 1999 | From Associated Press
It seems like the lockout all over again. Both sides are bickering out loud, but they aren't talking to each other. The two seemingly intractable positions are millions of dollars apart. And David Falk is in the middle of it all. While the rest of the NBA is scrambling to fill rosters to get ready for the 50-game season, the Washington Wizards have essentially done nothing.
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April 9, 1998 | Associated Press
Wednesday was not a good day for the Phoenix Suns and Washington Wizards. The Suns said forward Danny Manning is likely to miss the rest of the season after injuring his right knee Tuesday night and the Wizards, suffering a serious blow to their playoff hopes, declared point guard Rod Strickland out for at least the rest of the regular season after he tore a quadriceps muscle in his right thigh Tuesday against the Chicago Bulls.
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