Hibachi No Guarantee for Saturday Return

by March 23, 2009

by Ryne Nelson

Gilbert Arenas may be back on the court this season. That is, as soon as he makes up his mind about it.

Word of his return came this morning when Arenas texted CSN’s Chris Miller, “Ur the first to get the truth. I’m playing Saturday against Detroit.” Of course, it didn’t take long for Agent Zero to renege his statement. The Post’s Ivan Carter got at Arenas, who recoiled a half-step back:

“It’s true if that’s what ends up happening. First, I have to see how I feel in the practices this week, then I have to be totally cleared with the medical staff and then I have to talk to [interim coach Ed Tapscott] about a plan for how I’m going to play.”

This is the inscrutable Arenas we’ve come to know over the past two seasons. The team will have three practices before Saturday’s game to determine if he’s ready to go. If he does make it a return, playing back-to-back games is already ruled out.