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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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Gilbert Arenas has gone the way of many former NBA stars and turned to China to revive his basketball career. Things must be going pretty well for him, because he made the cover of SLAM China. Arenas’ interview with SLAM didn’t reveal a whole lot, except that he has gone back to wearing number zero, and he seems to be doing well. Gil even told SLAM that he’s not looking to...
In North American NBA circles Gilbert Arenas will always be associated with the locker room debacle that tore down his career with the Washington Wizards.
After two fruitless stops with other NBA teams, he has finally found redemption.
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Gilbert Arenas was one of the leagues bigger stars for a short period of time. He was successful in Washington until a series of injuries left him at a point where he could not handle the grind of an NBA season. Now, Arenas is playing in China and has no plans to attempt a comeback in the NBA.According to Karan Madhok of Slam Magazine, Arenas is enjoying his time in China. His...
One of my biggest wish for athletes is that they have a transition plan for life after sports. Generally I know it’s not something most want to think about. Most have been playing the game since elementary school and the lifestyle – practice, watching film, etc – is ingrained in their DNA. But as Charles Barkley frequently points out, “father time is undefeated.” Which...
Well isn’t that convenient, Gilbert Arenas makes a decision not to return to the NBA, around the same time no one in the NBA was checking for him.
Arenas last played in the NBA a season ago with the Memphis Grizzlies, and had little to no impact in little to no minutes. So Agent Zero decided to go play in China, like similar outcasts Stephon Marbury and Tracy McGrady, and now he’s...
WHO THROWS A SHOE?
Marc Gasol got creative early in the fourth quarter against the Jazz on Saturday night after losing his sneaker on an offensive possession. Trailing 65-71, Gasol got his shoe back from teammate Ed Davis, and used it to swipe at and foul Jazz forward, Derrick Favors, on a drive to the basket.
First it was Zach Randolph who spoke up and said that the Memphis Grizzlies were better after Rudy Gay was traded to the Toronto Raptors. Now Randolph’s teammate, and Grizzlies’ defensive specialist, Tony Allen, has come out and said the same.
“Well, I just think we turned into the team that we were two years ago, without the guy that we traded.”Allen went on.“Obviously...
Video: Loses sneaker, uses it to commit a foul
Delonte West has not played since Oct. 24.
Delonte West is expected to be in uniform for the D-League Texas Legends on Saturday for the first time this season. The New York Knicks are among teams that will be observing his play. A source told ESPN New York on Tuesday that the team may be interested in adding a younger player to their backcourt and Delonte West “makes the most sense”.
And Knicks, I’m told, are indeed...
By Mike Elworth: Publisher-HoopStuff
Everyone believes that the West will come down to three teams, the Spurs, Thunder or Clippers. However there is a fourth team that everyone is underestimating, the Memphis Grizzlies. They have the number one defense in the entire NBA and play a grind it out style that no other Western Conference playoff team plays and if teams are going to beat...
While the Memphis Grizzlies managed to slow down the hottest team in the Western Conference, it didn't translate into a victory in their last game.
They may be able to get back on track against a Utah Jazz team coming off one of its worst offensive performances of the season.
After having their six-game winning streak stopped, the Grizzlies will try to bounce back with their...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Gordon Hayward scored 17 points in his first start since November, including a 3-pointer with 17 seconds left, and the Utah Jazz beat the Memphis Grizzlies 90-84 on Saturday night.
The Grizzlies (44-21) had won 14 of 15 but have dropped two straight to close out a four-game road trip.
Utah (34-32) pulled within a half-game of the idle Lakers for the eighth...