Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 at 4:50 pm  |  31 responses

Memphis Grizzlies Have Signed Gilbert Arenas

As had been rumored, and then expected, the Memphis Grizzlies have officially signed Gilbert Arenas. Giddy up! Reports the Commercial Appeal: “The Grizzlies and Gilbert Arenas have made it official: The free-agent guard will join the team for the rest of this season. Griz general manager Chris Wallace confirmed the deal today. Arenas, who was in Memphis the past two days, passed a physical and signed a one-year contract for the veteran’s minimum. Memphis will pay him a prorated salary worth about $300,000. The 10-year veteran is expected to join the Griz Wednesday in Portland. Memphis begins a four-game West Coast road trip tonight at Sacramento.”

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  • Detroit Dave

    Yesssssss…oh wait…

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    I like it, gives them an extra scoring punch and if he messes up, Hollins will bench him.

  • Aizen

    Well, looks like the Grizz won’t make it far into the playoffs… #Badluck

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose



    yaaay agent 0 is back

  • http://www.slamonline.com house

    Let the Gilsanity begin! But seriously I hope he does well. That SI interview seemed to make out like G.A. had put all his demons behind him.

  • Mikestanley

    Unless he brings a gun to the fed-ex arena, I can’t see this being a problem. They needed a backup PG…although, I feel like something’s gonna happen between him and Tony Allen…just a feeling though.

  • Fat Lever

    Potential low risk high reward scenario for Memphis. Smart move.

  • Bruno

    that’s what the lakers should have done

  • Moj

    What a steal.

  • Hart26

    What about Conley?????

  • http://unb.ca WNDR

    Arenas is a pure “Microwave” instant offense bench player, Conley’s job is safe and sound.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com albie1kenobi

    i would REALLY like to know why the Lakers didn’t get Gilbert. Money? PT? someone please ask Kupchak.

  • Ldub

    what about mike conley? conley will start. and will be in the game at crunch time. Id take conleys decision making over gillies, at this point. it does give the grizz a good scoring option. arenas and mayo/allen is a good back court.

  • Groves

    now to find iverson and marbury homes

  • DingoRob

    sounds like a cheap deal – hopefully he has grown up, sounds strange saying that about someone with his experiece but thats what it is. The only way I see this being a success is if he is pumped to redeem himself, if that isn’t the case then this is not a cheap deal.

  • http://ZOGS.COM ZOGS

    THE GANGSTA (Gibert Arenas) V.S THE TERRORIST (Hamed Haddadi)

  • lulz

    does that mean i could have bought gilbert arenas as my personal butler / gun-toting bodyguard for just a little over $300,000?

    guess i missed out

  • anonymous

    @Groves cosign

  • will

    yes!!!!!!!!!! grizzzzzzzzzz up

  • zen master

    they shouldve kept sam young, this guy is a bust and chemistry destroyer

  • Marco

    @ZOGS : what have you been smoking ?

  • ab40

    they should’ve just kept sam young. They miss his tough D already. yeah what zen said haha. But if he can help them I’m all for it.

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    I don’t like this, he’s too light-hearted to be part of a post-season run, I can just see them losing a few games in the playoffs and Gil putting faeces in someone’s shoe to lighten the mood.

  • AdamD

    When i got into basketball Arenas was the first player that i saw get done over by injuries. I would have loved to have seen what that washington squad would have down if He, Butler and Jamison had got a good run together. They all started getting beat up after that Cavs series in 2006.

  • man

    Iverson needs to be signed. Iverson in 2010 was much better than Arenas in 2011.

  • Zabbah

    Lakers, and any other team in desperate need of a point guard, lose.

  • Just Sayin

    @ZOGS: Why does everyone with an Arab name have to be a terroist? Just asking.

  • http://slamonline.com rommel

    …from hero to ZERO…

  • Tupack Shackur

    Pick one.


    I wonder how Iverson handled the news…