Friday, September 28th, 2012 at 1:20 pm  |  23 responses

Gilbert Arenas Reportedly Might Play in China

The Artist Formerly Known as Agent Zero is, according to an ESPN report, strongly considering the possibility of taking his talents to China. Arenas hasn’t been able to draw interest from any NBA teams: “L.A. native Gilbert Arenas was playing pickup ball in the Lakers’ practice facility as recently as Thursday, but Arenas has yet to secure a training camp invite for the coming season. Not from the Lakers or the Clippers, his two preferred destinations, or anyone else. So … Sources with knowledge of Arenas’ thinking said that the former All-Star is giving strong consideration to starting the season in China. [...] Arenas — who turned 30 in January — knows he’s unlikely to command more than a veteran minimum deal at this point after appearing in just 17 games with Memphis last season. So word is that Arenas, while still holding out hope that the Lakers or Clippers decide they need him, has began to assess his non-NBA options. And China is said to be at the top of the list, given the fact that former NBA All-Stars who go there tend to be well-compensated … and the helpful knowledge that the short Chinese season allows for a return to the NBA in March or April if he impresses.”

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  • Patrick

    Why don’t the Raptors or Bulls pick him? Well not sure about this season for the bulls..but next year when Rose is back, they could use Arenas for their championship push…that’s if he can still shoot good

  • Lin-dication

    Man, a small part of my childhood dies every time a former NBA All-Star goes to ball in China. First Steve Francis, Starbury, and now Agent Zero? SMH.

  • LakeShow

    Bummer. Hibatchi was the shit.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Arenas can’t defend anyone. Thibs don’t like that even a little bit.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Arenas vs Marbury (i’m actually excited for that matchup)

  • Patrick

    oh you mean because of his age? that would be a fair bit..he would have tough time with the younger faster guards

  • spit hot fiyah

    i thought he would get another look, played alright last year eventhough his defense is completely gone. but he proved he can play a role of the bench and that his ego is not an issue

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    not his age, he’s only 30, his 4 knee surgeries however, have taken a lot of his athleticism.

  • T-man

    Amen brother

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Verified Account

    i’d say this might be a good look for him

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Verified Account

    same here!

  • Mike

    Hibachi lasted for one season.

  • LakeShow

    He’s averaged 20 PPG over an 11 year career…

  • Jerome

    Arenas is too risky. NBA is done with him. He is Part of the current All-Liability team, but not for long.

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  • shockexchange

    The Paris Hilton of the NBA … “famous for being famous.”

  • http://twitter.com/_DFrance DFrance

    Kinda sad how Gil has fallen off. He provided a lot of cool memories tho, the 60 he dropped on LA. His walk off threes where he turned his back before the shot dropped. Playing ball in Dolce and Gabbanas, bringing those gu… nevermind.

  • roscoe

    imo… it is more about gil’s head right now. if tmac finds a spot… if sheed finds a spot…. if birdman finds a spot… gil should be able to imo, but something ain’t right w/ him.

  • danpowers

    hibachi was unfortunatelly totally brainfucked too

  • Brahsef

    For being a second round draft pick, he had a damn good career. Knee injuries are a b*tch

  • dannyb

    In other news, the Chinese League announced their new slogan for the 2012-13 season: “America, send us your f***-ups”

  • hoophierarchy

    damn shame