Thursday, August 26th, 2010 at 10:00 am  |  20 responses

Wizards Owner: Gilbert Arenas Looking Good

Ted Leonsis writes about Gil’s play and workouts this summer with enthusiasm, but the WaPo isn’t ready to buy in quite yet: “Owner Ted Leonsis fills in that void with a short post on his personal blog, Ted’s Take, in which he writes about stumbling into the practice court at Verizon Center and finding Arenas playing a pickup game with several NBA players, including some all-stars. Leonsis doesn’t mention the other players in the gym but tweets from Chris Paul and Trevor Booker mentioning the run probably offered a clue. He writes, ‘It was quite a show and quite a display of talent…[S]uffice to say Gilbert looked trim, fit and explosive. His shot was sweet and he did one left handed dunk that was something to see. It had everyone talking. I was impressed and am happy.’ Leonsis’s comments reminded me of my trip to Barry Farm last summer to catch Arenas in a surprise pickup game with the Goodman League. Arenas had considerable bounce on that humid night as well. He looked like he was close to being back to his old self, then came the lost campaign of 2009-10.”

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  • jufu

    looks like agent zero is sticking to his guns…oh wait…

  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com/features/overdribbling chiqo

    as if the owner would come out and say he looked terrible.

  • JoeMaMa

    Wizards Owner: Gilbert Arenas Looking Good…does that convince anyone I can trade him now?

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    I hope Arenas can get himself together and gel with Wall. He would be a welcome vet presence for the young team and take the scoring load off Wall’s shoulders.

  • tavoris

    I’m wondering why everyone has reservations about Gil playing off the ball. He prefers to do that anyway. When he had Larry Hughes there, he played off the ball most of the time. And John Wall>Larry Hughes.

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    Agent Zero = top 5 in the L when healthy and focused….PERIOD

  • Wiz fan

    Chiqo.. No the owner probably wouldn’t come out and say that Arenas looked terrible but I think Ted Leonsis has proved himself enough of an honest man for us to belief that if he had looked terrible, Leonsis would not explicitly go out of his way to lie about it on his blog in an attempt to trade a player he has insisted is returning. Some of you are way too cynical. You need to chill out and get ready for The Hibachi’s return in 2010/11!! And side note, Gils season ended because of his own stupidity, not because of poor play or injury. Now he just needs to build off of what he did last year and grow with Wall and we could be true contenders in a few years.

  • Babygab

    Agent 0 made a mistake last year. But he will recover. Wall is a rookie, and I’m quite sure that somewhere down the road, the Hibachi will remind everyone, just by the way he’ll play (no drama or anything of that kind) who’s the wizards boss !

  • rich

    @tavoris i think ur right here, before his job was to bring the ball up run the offense make plays and knock down shots. now he just has to score points hit shots and try not to shoot anyone. i think my man gill is gonna earn himself a trade soon :)

  • LA Huey

    I wonder if Gil’s accepted that the team has been handed over to Wall.

  • total scrotal implosion


  • ClydeSays

    “Agent Zero = top 5 in the L when healthy and focused….PERIOD”

    Ok, but when was the last time GA was healthy & focused? He’s only played close to a full season 3 times in a 9 year career. He probably averages about 50 games per season. And the Wiz still owe him 60 mil? Gil is a great player when he’s on, but you almost never get to see it…

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    I don’t know, but if Gilbert returns to his old self, was drafting Wall the best choice, when you could have gotten a true bigman like Demarcus Cousions. Just saying, because Wall could become just a good guard, but I believe Cousins is the steal of the draft. Also when is the last time a great guard lead a NBA team to a Ring. Its hard right, because its Zeke, but a Big Man has lead a team to a Ring ten times more. BOOK IT!!

  • http://www.threadsandkicks.com.au Eduardo

    Arenas will play better as a shooting guard he plays more like a shooting guard in a point guards body.

  • tavoris

    @The Seed-Jordan did it 6 times.

  • dsleepy21

    @Wizfan, Gazo’s season may have ended due to stupidity, but he was def. not playing well. seemed like every time he tried to cross the ball over from his right to left hand, he turned it over. and the explosiveness just wasn’t there last year
    @The Seed: drafting wall will always have been the better choice b/c he has true franchise-player potential. zero may have the physical gifts and talent, but his attitude/immaturity will keep him from being a championship-leading guy. this is the dude who dropped a deuce in andray blatche’s shoes.

  • Anon E Mouse

    @ The Seed

    1) Kobe Bryant

    2) Mr Big Shot

    3) Tony “NBA Finals MVP” Parker

    4) Dwayne I’m a guard too” Wade

    5) MJ

    6) Magic

    6) Rondo (arguable)

    You already mentioned Zeke and I won’t even bother with a list of those who almost did it and deserve respect for almost doing so (e.g. Kidd, Iverson etc.)

    You might wanna be specific about which guard spot you mean. BOOK IT!

  • Anon E Mouse

    Rondo is 7 of course. And assuming Agent Zero is fine or anywhere near his 4th quarter dagger in your heart, days and Wall goes off the chart Zero will be a great trade option. Damn New York could use a scorer who can do a Reggie in the 4th quarter.

  • Anon E Mouse

    Damn the grammer is all over the place.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Parker didn’t lead the Spurs, and Rondo didn’t lead the Celtics. Billups is questionable too.
    Magic had Kareem, but I’ll give you that one.
    Wade, Jordan, Magic, Kobe and Zeke are the ones I can think of off hand.