Gilbert Arenas Thread (p.29 Arenas at All-Star Break?)

Re: Lakers about to add a Free Agent?

Postby Weezy on Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:56 am

So... why exactly can't this guy just say who we're signing, what's with the lame hinting? Also, isn't our roster full? Also also, if it's Trey Johnson I will laugh and shake my head with indifference.
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Re: Lakers about to add a Free Agent?

Postby wcsoldier81 on Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:08 am

The great ADAM MORRISON :jam2:.. anyways I couldn't care less , gonna be a cheap player who will make little to none impact ...
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Re: Lakers about to add a Free Agent?

Postby revgen on Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:58 am

revgen wrote:Might be Gilbert Arenas. I think we're going to see if Goudelock can solve the bench scoring issue first before we try for a FA.


I called it.

http://www.hoopsworld.com/nba-saturday-lakers-eyeing-gilbert-arenas
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Re: Lakers about to add a Free Agent?

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:00 am

finally gil's lifelong dream becomes a reality... you know who's coming next :man6: :man6: Bynum
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Re: Lakers about to add a Free Agent?

Postby The Rock on Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:01 am

yea at this point why not give Gilbert a chance. Alternatives are limited

The Los Angeles Lakers have expressed interest in Gilbert Arenas, according to sources close to the situation. The 30-year-old is an unrestricted free agent after being amnestied by the Orlando Magic last month. No signing is imminent, but the Lakers have reached out to the veteran point guard.

League sources say that Arenas would love to join the Lakers. He grew up in Los Angeles and is interested in playing for his hometown team. He believes that he can contribute in Los Angeles’ backcourt, which currently features an aging Derek Fisher, injured Steve Blake and inexperienced Darius Morris. Arenas and Blake played together for two years with the Washington Wizards.

Arenas spent the summer working out in Orlando, losing 20 pounds as he prepared for the upcoming season. The weight loss should prevent further issues with his surgically repaired knee, which was a cause for concern during his brief stint with the Magic. The three-time All-Star is healthy and looking forward to proving that he can still play at a high level if put in the right situation.

In Orlando, Arenas struggled to come off of the bench behind Jameer Nelson. Stan Van Gundy had Arenas on a short leash and would often pull him from games if made a single mistake. However, he did have the opportunity to start 16 games last year and he was extremely productive. As a starter with the Magic, Arenas averaged 17 points, six assists and 2.5 steals. He averaged similar numbers – 17.3 points, 5.6 assists and 1.4 steals – in 21 games with the Wizards prior to last December’s trade.

Off the court, Arenas wasn’t a handful or distraction for the Magic. His teammates enjoyed his company, especially Dwight Howard. The two spent a lot of time together over the offseason and during the lockout. In November, Arenas played in Howard’s charity basketball game, which ended up being the point guard’s final game alongside his Magic teammates.

At this point in his career, Arenas would likely sign for pro-rated veteran’s minimum. He’s a low-risk, high-reward addition and the Lakers seem to be weighing all of their options when it comes to improving their backcourt. Los Angeles currently has 15 players on their roster, which means they’ll have to waive someone if they decide to sign Arenas.
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Re: Lakers interested in Gilbert Arenas? (Pg 3)

Postby GinoDB on Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:17 am

signs of a trade for Dwight ?
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Re: Lakers interested in Gilbert Arenas? (Pg 3)

Postby Doberman on Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:19 am

Waive Fisher and be done with it...HE'S done.
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Re: Lakers interested in Gilbert Arenas? (Pg 3)

Postby Plot on Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:20 am

Man, it feels like ages ago when Hibachi scored 60 in STAPLES.
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Re: Lakers interested in Gilbert Arenas? (Pg 3)

Postby ThizGuy83 on Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:21 am

for vet minimum... i like that...
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Re: Lakers interested in Gilbert Arenas? (Pg 3)

Postby Frank Dux on Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:28 am

I've been on the anti Gil parade for awhile. He's looked awful the last 2-3 years, and it was pretty sobering watching him limp around on the Magic last year. With that said though, I'm indifferent to the Lakers signing him at this point, as long as it's for the minimum.
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Re: Lakers interested in Gilbert Arenas? (Pg 3)

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:29 am

30 years old and he's washed up? Nobody touched him in the off season because of the knee injury. He should have gone to Germany for the Kobe treatment.
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Re: Lakers interested in Gilbert Arenas? (Pg 3)

Postby kobe_luver on Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:32 am

KareemTheGreat33 wrote:30 years old and he's washed up? Nobody touched him in the off season because of the knee injury. He should have gone to Germany for the Kobe treatment.


Maybe he did. :man12:
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Re: Lakers interested in Gilbert Arenas? (Pg 3)

Postby FabFourLakers on Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:34 am

YES. This is exactly what I was hoping I would hear. All I'm wondering is why the HELL did it take us 20 games into the season to figure out that we need this guy? Should have been signed a while ago. PLEASE let it be true i'll be ECSTATIC if we sign him for the pro-rated minimum. He's 10x better than any PG's we currently have and I believe he will take the scoring pressure off of Kobe too. Come on Mitch, sign this guy!!!
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Re: Lakers interested in Gilbert Arenas? (Pg 3)

Postby revgen on Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:35 am

KareemTheGreat33 wrote:30 years old and he's washed up? Nobody touched him in the off season because of the knee injury. He should have gone to Germany for the Kobe treatment.


Our guard situation right now is pretty bad.

It can't hurt to give him a workout and see what he's got. It doesn't mean we have to sign him.
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Re: Lakers interested in Gilbert Arenas? (Pg 3)

Postby FabFourLakers on Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:36 am

He's also been working with Tim Grover. I think he's in better shape than people think. Get this guy in Purple and Gold asap please. Also, could this be a precursor to a Dwight deal?
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Re: Lakers interested in Gilbert Arenas? (Pg 3)

Postby davriver290 on Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:38 am

I'm thinking Kapono, Moriss are in danger of being waived. Can luke be waived? Lol. Guy needs to take a hike
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Re: Lakers interested in Gilbert Arenas? (Pg 3)

Postby davriver290 on Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:40 am

FabFourLakers wrote:He's also been working with Tim Grover. I think he's in better shape than people think. Get this guy in Purple and Gold asap please. Also, could this be a precursor to a Dwight deal?



I really think we need stop relating every single rumor or signing as a means to get Dwight Howard. We aren't getting him, we don't have the pieces for him unless we give both Bynum and Gasol up, but I seriously doubt the front office would give their most talented frontcourt up for Dwight.
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Re: Lakers interested in Gilbert Arenas? (Pg 3)

Postby revgen on Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:41 am

davriver290 wrote:I'm thinking Kapono, Moriss are in danger of being waived. Can luke be waived? Lol. Guy needs to take a hike


I think Caracter is the most likely target. We're overloaded in the frontcourt.
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Re: Lakers interested in Gilbert Arenas? (Pg 3)

Postby wcsoldier81 on Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:44 am

Excellent potential signing , another guard who has the abilities to shoot around 35% from the field and under 30% from 3.

Fisher is currently better than Arenas , that's how bad Arenas has fallen off
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Re: Lakers interested in Gilbert Arenas? (Pg 3)

Postby Frank Dux on Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:51 am

FabFourLakers wrote: Also, could this be a precursor to a Dwight deal?



No.
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Re: Lakers interested in Gilbert Arenas? (Pg 3)

Postby BadCoaching on Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:53 am

Arenas is terrible.
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Re: Lakers interested in Gilbert Arenas? (Pg 3)

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:56 am

I'm giving him a chance :jam2: I was in for Gil even in the offseason
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Re: Lakers interested in Gilbert Arenas? (Pg 3)

Postby V.V.V.V.V. on Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:19 am

He's worth a chance at the pro-rated veterans min.

He is a vet, with a personality that shines in the big moments of a game. He's only 30 or so, so he probably has more in the tank than Fish. The key is to give him significant burn at the 2 while Kobe is at the 3. With enough time on the ball, he'll get his rhythm back and be a decent contributer.

I'd rather we go after both Arenas and OJ for the backcourt. Or maybe Arenas and Hinrich.
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Re: Lakers interested in Gilbert Arenas? (Pg 3)

Postby bruddahmanmatt on Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:36 am

Don't expect much. If...IF we do manage to get something useful out of him it'll be a bigger shocker than T-Mac's surprisingly solid play last year, and that one caught everyone off guard.
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Re: Lakers interested in Gilbert Arenas? (Pg 3)

Postby Doc Brown on Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:40 am

If we do sign him, what does that mean for our PG situation?

Will Arenas come off the bench?
Does Blake move to starter?
Does Fisher go the bench where he belongs?
Does he get moved to backup SG?
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