Could Gilbert Sit the Season Out?

by Marcel Mutoni

It’s certainly a possibility.

Gilbert Arenas, who’s been out of the Wizards’ lineup since mid-November with a gimpy left knee, says he’s really focused on getting fully healthy and depending on how well the team continues to play, he might not return at all this season.

“If we have a chance to go far in the playoffs with me playing, I’ll say yeah,” Arenas said. “If not, then I’ll go ahead and shut it down. See ya.”

This is actually quite a wise decision by Gilbert; there’s absolutely no reason why he should rush back to the court. He is seeking a contract extension in the summer after all.

The Wizards, to their credit, have gone 14-10 without Gilbert, but it’ll certainly be interesting to see if they can squeeze into the postseason without their biggest star (and how that affects his comeback).