Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 3/19/12

Gilbert Arenas worked out for the Grizzlies Monday and is reportedly preparing to sign with the team. The Memphis Commercial Appeal says Arenas appeared slender and shot the ball well in his workout. They say he is taking a physical and that he will likely sign as long as he is cleared.

Arenas would be signed to a contract for the veteran’s minimum and could join the team for its Thursday game at Portland.

Gilbert is 30 years old, recovering from knee issues, and underwent a plasma therapy treatment to improve his knees. He hasn’t played pro basketball since ending last season with the Magic. He admitted in a recent interview that his mind wasn’t right with Orlando, so Memphis is hoping that he’ll be in a proper frame of mind.

The Grizzlies are 25-18 and fifth in the Western Conference standings and probably figure they need to make a move to compete with some of the teams ahead of them. It’s a risky play for Memphis given how ineffective Arenas has been lately, and how much of a distraction he can be. I really hope he signs and that this works out well for both sides.

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