Originally written March 15, 2013 on Orlando Magic Daily:
Gilbert Arenas flamed out in Orlando. One of Stan Van Gundy's greatest failures in his extremely successful tenures as Orlando's head coach was his attempt to reign in Gilbert Arenas and make him a backup point guard. It was extremely frustrating for Arenas, the organization and Dwight Howard. In the end, Arenas played only 8.0 points per game in 49 games, shooting 34.4 percent from the floor. He was cut using the NBA's amnesty clause after the lockout ended in a move Arenas even acknowledged was a good one. The Magic are paying Arenas $20 million this year and next as part of that deal. Arenas was cast off into the netherworld, boucning around the NBA and trying to find a job before ultimately becoming an NBA castoff. Arenas played this season in China where nagging injuries kept him from having the season he wanted. But, Arenas at the end of the season, began looking like Agent Zero again. He averaged 20.7 points and 7.3 rebounds per game, shooting 50.0...
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