ONE MONTH from today, NBA teams can begin negotiating with free agents. Don't be shocked if the Los Angeles Lakers phone Gilbert Arenas.
Arenas was interviewed last month on the "Best Damn Sports Show Period" on Fox Sports Net. When asked if he would like to be a Laker, he broke out in a big smile and answered strongly in the affirmative.
The Lakers won't pay Arenas $7 million either. But to be an important third wheel for Phil Jackson, Arenas would be a fool to refuse a lesser offer. The Lakers have a tight salary cap, but they are known for making intelligent moves, cap or no cap. And they do know how to win.
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