Anyone out there wondering what happened to Gilbert Arenas? Yeah, me neither. I honestly thought he retired or something along those lines. Turns out, he was willing to play but no team wants him. Well, no team wanted him… until now.
Arenas is all set to join the Memphis Grizzlies for the rest of the season after being one of the first amnesty clause casualties coming out of the NBA lockout. The Grizzlies need someone to back up
Conley and Arenas as the 1-2 punch in
Arenas will be making the veteran league minimum at $300,000. Talk about your big drop-offs.
While I admire the Grizzlies for trying to get some veteran leadership on the team, they’re barking up the wrong tree here. This is much, much worse than the
He worked out for the Lakers earlier this season and they
didn't want him, and they've needed help at point guard all year. Even if he does still have some of that talent left, it’s not worth it.
Luckily for the Grizzlies, they got Arenas for cheap, so when they quickly realize things aren't working, it won’t cost too much to dump him.
Wow this is a terrible move for the Grizzlies. Along with trading Sam Young who had a lot of promise, the Grizzlies seemed determined to destroy any hopes of replicating their amazing playoff run from last year. They are a better team without Rudy Gay whom they should have traded. Arenas is synonymous with ball-hogging, bad shot selection, and bad character. The Grizzlies just need a backup for Conley who can pass the ball into the big-bruisers of Randolph and Gasol. Thanks for this move Grizzlies front office, your team scares me less and less after each move.