Javaris Crittenton Looking to Make Bobcats Roster

by September 22, 2010

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.”