Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 at 10:35 am  |  15 responses

Javaris Crittenton Looking to Make Bobcats Roster

Crittenton is trying to make it back into the NBA after the infamous locker-room incident with Gilbert Arenas. The WaPo reports: “Javaris Crittenton is hoping to return to the NBA after accepting an invitation to try out for the Charlotte Bobcats in training camp, his agent Mark Bartelstein said on Tuesday. The other half in the infamous altercation with Gilbert Arenas involving guns in a Verizon Center locker room, Crittenton is coming back after missing all of last season, with the final 38 games lost as the result of a season-ending suspension from NBA commissioner David Stern. But that embarrassing incident — which led to Crittenton receiving one year of unsupervised probation and a $1,250 fine after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge in January — overshadowed the fact that the 6-foot-5 point guard was going to miss the entire year anyway because of a severe left ankle injury. Crittenton, whom the Los Angeles Lakers drafted with the 19th overall pick in 2007, had exploratory surgery last October that uncovered a double bone bruise and two strained tendons in his left ankle. He injured his foot playing pickup basketball in his hometown of Atlanta two summers ago, which led to a frustrating season in Washington that began with the team refusing to pick up his fourth-year option and making him a free agent.”

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  • http://slamonline.com Yknot

    I BET he has a good SHOT at making the team!

  • JoeMaMa

    I hope he makes it. He got no burn as a rook on the champion-level Lakers, and was stuck in the PG traffic jam in Memphis. I thought he’d go big in Washington, but sh*t-in-a-shoe Arenas decided to go all Arenas, and here we are.

    Gilbert should at least cut him a check from the $100 mil he hasn’t yet earned.

  • http://aol.com Run’N'Gun219

    Jomama-^ i said the same thing arenas had to cut him a check for about 4 or 5 mil. that woulda been the stand up thing to do. u cost this younsta his career really

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

    lol, you never hear Critts side of the story….Gil messed it up for the both of them, except Gil was still tied to an $111M contract, Critt was obviously not lol. Real talented cat though, he’ll do well with another shot

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Lets just hope he doesnt get a locker anywhere near Stephen Jax, eh?

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    We need a knock down shooter i wouldnt mind him. Oh yeah, he can play basketball too. That is a definite plus.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    Realistically though, he is a big guard which LB loves. He has a good mid-range game which i like. I would take him over Sherron Collins since we could use him as shooting guard also. But if we are in the business of signing combo guards i want Flip Murray back.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    @BETCATS and I thought I was the only Flip Murray fan on here… On my NBA live after winning ‘chip with my blazers (15 years straight) I always shuffle rosters and make very random and equal, I got Flip as my starting 1… Sorry, t.m.i.

  • The Philosopher

    Michael is classy for throwing this kid a bone.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    ^ true… And Kwame Brown..

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    I still find it odd that gil had unloaded guns and got a much harsher punishment, whil crit had a loaded one and got off nearly scotfree. But dudes a nice role player

  • JTaylor21

    Well I’m looking for a four way, anybody got a plate.

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

    @Tarzan, I think he was able to play the self-defense card, but yeah thats a little wrinkle not many people remember lol

  • PlanetAsia14

    Dude, was sick at GT, come on Crittenton! Earn your career back, you got this!

  • PlanetAsia14

    Go Crittenton! Earn your spot back!