Gilbert Arenas also said he wants to give an NBA comeback one more shot.Arenas recently appeared as a guest on 106.7 The Fan, a sports talk radio station in the D.C. area. After he expressed excitement regarding the success of the Wizards, he went on to discuss his recent efforts to make his way back to the Association.
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“I’m in the middle of training now,” Arenas said. “I said I’m gonna give it one more chance. I told Nick [Young] I’m gonna actually put some heart into it. You know, I lost it there for awhile.”It would be an uphill battle for Arenas, who hasn't played in the league since a brief 2012 stint with Memphis that saw him average only 4.2 points in 12.4 minutes per game. Arenas' all-star career and status as an elite player took a serious downturn after a severe knee injury and a highly-publicized gun scandal. Although he hasn't played a game in two seasons, Arenas is still owed $38 million dollars over the next three years due to the Orlando Magic's use of the amnesty clause to waive him.
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In his prime, Arenas was a brilliant combo guard with explosive scoring ability, averaging 27.7 ppg and 5.7 assists from 2004 through 2007. Despite some rocky later years, "Agent Zero" still boasts career averages of 20.7 points and 5.3 assists per game.