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SI.com: Are we definitely going to see you again, or is there part of you that's just testing the waters?
Arenas: I look at it like this: Everybody has to be on the same page of wanting me. Because it's like everyone wants to say, "Oh, well he's a locker-room cancer." Well, I've been in the NBA for 10 years, and I had one incident in a locker room and now I'm a locker-room cancer? I'd never got in an argument before, never got in a fistfight.
But if someone picks me up, I want them to be happy about it. I don't want them to be like, ''Oh, man, he's going to come in here and do this and that." That never works. If you don't want the person there, you shouldn't bring them in.
My ex-coach Phil Hubbard [former Wizards assistant] and Eric Musselman [Arenas' former coach with the Warriors] called me to come to the D-League [where they coach the Lakers' affiliate]. I said, "Well, after the All-Star break, once I'm ready to go, sure, I'll come play. I'll come out there and break all the D-Leaguer ankles."
It's basketball, man. You've just got to enjoy it.
I believe in Arenas. Dude can still ball, it just sounds like he was put in an impossible situation in Orlando and the media was still busy making him out to be a villain from the locker room fiasco. In the interview he discusses the handgun situation and talks about how the media blew it out of proportion, it was a dumb move, but if it were as malicious as the media made it seem then his contract would have been voided, no question. Bottom line, if he has anything left (and it sounds like he does), then we could definitely use it. I'd hate to see a rejuvenated Arenas contributing for another team this season when he was there for the taking. We already missed out on Jeremy Lin, starting caliber PG's don't show up on the waiver wire much more often.