The Washington Wizards threw a lot of money at Gilbert Arenas this past summer. $111 million to be exact. This being Gilbert, though, the deal did not get finalized without a little bit of drama.
According to Agent Zero, had the Wiz offered him a little bit less, he might have returned to the team that originally drafted him.
From the San Fran Chronicle:
Arenas, who says he talked with Warriors team president Robert Rowell about the possible deal, hasn’t played since re-signing with the Wizards for six years at $111 million this past summer after undergoing another operation on his left knee.
“I was close to going back,” Arenas said. “If (the Wizards) would have flinched any, I would have gone back to Golden State…My injury, they felt like they didn’t have to throw any money at me because there was nobody there. And then they found out (Baron Davis) opted out and realized (the Warriors) were still looking at me.”
As the old saying goes, honesty is the best policy. This will surely go over well in Washington.