NBA News: Gilbert Arenas Told Nick Young He Plans To Make A...

NBA News: Gilbert Arenas Told Nick Young He Plans To Make A Comeback

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Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

At 32-years-old, Gilbert Arenas is ready to make an NBA comeback.

According to Michael Lee of the Washington Post, Arenas has told Nick Young that he’ll start working out in an effort to sign with an NBA team:

Many would argue that Arenas had one of the worst NBA contracts of all time. Back in 2008, Arenas signed a six-year deal with the Washington Wizards worth $111 million.

At the time, Arenas’ massive deal appeared to be the right move for the franchise that was on the rise. Arenas was a superstar in the making with some solid role players around him. Young and Arenas played together while with the Wizards from 2007 to 2010 and have remained good friends ever since.

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Arenas has been linked to many different teams over the past few years with the Los Angeles Lakers even working out the veteran guard, but the three-time All-Star hasn’t been able to find a new home on the NBA level.

Reuniting with Young as a Laker may be a possibility for Arenas. The Lakers will likely look for players willing to take the league minimum this summer and Arenas might fit the bill. Although Arenas could be a target for the Lakers, it is a foregone conclusion that Young will opt-out of his deal in order to become a free agent.

Young wants to return to the Lakers, but it remains uncertain if the team is willing to give him the lucrative long-term deal he’s looking for.
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  • kobe24

    Thats great as long as he doesn’t sign with the Lakes

    • ra

      The Big Hibachi? Agent 0? 60+ points against the Lakers a few years back? I thought he retired.

      If next year is another ‘standby year’, then maybe we should sign him. See what he can do. He can actually retire as a Laker, right?

  • Tom

    Fuck bringing in these old farts lets go with a young squad next season.Trade out Kobe to a team with cap space Suns and 76ers will have enough cap space to take on the entire Kobe contract.Kobe is frustrated with the direction the Lakers are going in and he would welcome a chance to play in his hometown of Philadelphia to close out his illustrious career.

    Also just use the stretch provision on Steve Nash unless the Suns want him and his expiring contract for a final farewell if they do yes take Nash for nothing just take on his entire contract.

    Then the Lakers will be scotch free with no stupid salaries holding back while they completely rebuild.It takes about 5 years to rebuild in the NBA.Lakers are not even in year one until Kobe leaves.Sign Lance Stephenson+Eric Bledsoe+Gordon Hayward and draft Joel Embiid or Andrew Wiggins then just sign a bunch of young players that got potential to fill out the rest of the roster now that’s a real rebuild not the crap the Lakers are pretending to be a fake ass rebuild that is whack.Either you are all in when you rebuild or all the way competing their is no half ass rebuild that never works out for anyone.

    • #MaMBaMentality

      Get Lost ! DeepSHit !

    • p1noyako

      Trade yourself!

    • comrade24

      i stopped reading as soon as you said trade Kobe. get real.

  • Tom

    Just rebuild then.Prove it Lakers FO.Start getting young star player like Bledsoe.

    • Josh

      How many times do the Suns have to say they will match any contract offer for Bledsoe? He’s not going anywhere this summer.

  • #MaMBaMentality

    u shut up! TOM ! FUCK YOUR DAMN ASS! AFTER WHAT KOBE’S DONE WITH The Team! U will Just Fuckin Say.. To Trade Him ? Are u Insane? Just Shut Up! U Dont Know What Will Kobe Do This Upcoming Season! FuCK YOU!

  • #MaMBaMentality

    Yeahh! Kobe Is Old But He Still Can Compete.. Think Think Think Tom ?If U Want Kobe To Be Traded .. Go Replace Mitch Kupchak!And Do His Thing.. Let’s See If You Can FIX THIS DAMN PROBLEM!!

  • #MaMBaMentality

    Look At The Players You’ve Just Mention .. Lance Steph, Gordon Hayward, Eric Bledsoe .. Just A Peace Of CRAP! Kobe Will Play 1 On 1 With THem ? .. They Are Just A Peace Of Cake .. Like You ! Brainless!

  • They call me Pringles

    This is old news. He’s been wanting to rejoin the NBA for 2-3 years now. And regarding the “worst NBA contracts of all time” pinned on him, I think he already answered that on a youtube video.

    • john


    • Jared

      Actually the Clippers offered him a spot on their roster after this summer but he turned it down because he didn’t want to come back this year. He’s still 32 years old he’s not dead yet. When Gilbert Arenas is motivated which it sounds like he is again I’m not doubting him.