Gilbert Arenas has apparently been training in Los Angeles and looking slim and believes he is ready to become a large contributor off the bench for a contender. Will anyone really want him though? Maybe Dallas will give homeboy a chance since they've just been swooping up anyone. I don't think LA will be firing on this oppurtunity yet again. I sorta miss him when he was that goofy likeable guy. What do yall think?
Glad to see people are still interested in Agent 0.
I loved Gilbert!!! He was probably my favorite player when he was the "Eastern Conference Assassin".... He was the Hibachiiiiiii grill! I'm still really rooting for the guy!
It just seems like he made all the wrong decisions at once. He seems to have an extraordinary work ethic though and if he working hard, I'm pretty sure he can contribute.
Gilbert Arenas has a new mantra.
The Washington Wizards guard, who used to say "hibachi" when his jump shot was in mid-flight, has started saying something different since his 60-point game in a 147-141 overtime victory against the Los Angeles Lakers last week.
"Ever since Kobe [Bryant] said I was lucky, I say 'quality shots,'" Arenas told the Washington Post on Saturday. "Maybe Kobe would say that was luck. It's luck when you score 30 or 40, but luck can't get you 50 or 60. Every game before the game, I make 10 3s from 10 spots on the court. That's 100 3s."
Following the Lakers' loss to the Wizards on Dec. 17, Bryant said, "First of all, he shot 27 free throws. We as a team shot 30. Think about that."
Arenas came close to 60 again Friday, finishing with 54 points as the Wizards ended the Phoenix Suns' 15-game winning streak with a 144-139 OT win.
"When you are on fire, you are on fire," Arenas told the Post.
Arenas denied that his performance Friday was directed at Suns coach Mike D'Antoni, who was on the Team USA staff that asked Arenas, who reportedly had a groin injury, to leave training camp this summer. Arenas had previously vowed to score 100 points against Phoenix and the Portland Trail Blazers, whose coach, Nate McMillan, was also on the Team USA staff.
"I wasn't mad at D'Antoni or Nate McMillan," Arenas told the Post. "They didn't have a part in [picking the roster]. I know if they did, I would have been on it. But I knew I had to back up what I said."
Wizards coach Eddie Jordan also denied that Arenas had extra motivation against the Suns.
he was a scoring machine in his younger days putting up a few years of over 20 a game on a funny well imo its funny side note remember the rumors that drama queen 12 was really po at the magic when they got rid of agent 0 drama queen 12 really wanted him too stay could b agent 0 leaving started the whole drama queen 12 dissaster
Only 30 and only a few years ago he averaged 22 per game, his last full season was a while ago tho in 06-07 where he averaged 28 per game.
But I think if healthy and in shape he def can be a big contributor(Scorer) off the bench ala Lou Williams
I'm sure there is a team, and most likely a contender, out there who will pick him up for the vet minimum. The only problem could be the new CBA. Many more of the second and third tier veteran players are really fealing the pinch right now. Lots of great talent still available that teams can no longer afford to pay because of cap restrictions.
If he is willing to take a one year deal, which I'm sure he is, this could work in his favor. In contrast other very good guards like Leandro Barbosa and Carlos Delfino (I think he is still available) would likely be looking for a little more money and definately more than a one year contract.