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Na Mean
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Member since Mar 2013
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What happened to Gilbert Arenas?

Was the decline in his play purely due to the locker room gun incident? Injuries? Age?

The gun incident occurred in the 2009-10 season. After that, his career really went downhill. Is it just a coincidence?

Season | G | FG% | 3P% | TRB | AST | PTS
2008-09 | 2 | .261 | .286 | 4.5 | 10.0 | 13.0
2009-10 | 32 | .411 | .348 | 4.2 | 7.2 | 22.6
2010-11 | 70 |.366 | .297 | 2.7 | 3.9 | 10.8
2010-11 | 21 |.394 |.324 | 3.3 | 5.6 | 17.3
2010-11 | 49 |.344 |.275 | 2.4 | 3.2 | 8.0
2011-12 | 17 | .406 | .333 | 1.1 | 1.1 | 4.2


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TH03
Notre Dame Fan
Member since Dec 2008
103458 posts

re: What happened to Gilbert Arenas?
Playing less than half the games will do that


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Akit1
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Member since Jul 2006
4560 posts

re: What happened to Gilbert Arenas?
Good question. Today he's 31 so it can't be age. I don't know. He liked to shoot and coming off the bench was not what he liked or better yet fit his game. Some guys don't adapt too well to being the superstar then the sixth man.

People always said all he could do was shoot. That worked well in Washington. And nowhere else.
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CoeJ
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Member since Oct 2010
735 posts

re: What happened to Gilbert Arenas?
He is now a Hibachi chef.


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goldenbadger08
USA Fan
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Member since Oct 2011
31356 posts

re: What happened to Gilbert Arenas?
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2009-10 | 32 |411 | .348 | 4.2 | 7.2 | 22.6

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2010-11 | 21 |.394 |.324 | 3.3 | 5.6 | 17.3


Anomalies?


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Na Mean
UTEP Fan
This is me yo.
Member since Mar 2013
2954 posts

re: What happened to Gilbert Arenas?
The only reason I thought of him is because Jarvaris Crittenton was indicted on those murder charges today.


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Keys Open Doors
Duke Fan
Member since Dec 2008
23598 posts

re: What happened to Gilbert Arenas?
He played in China this year, averaging 20 points, 7 boards, and 3 assists per game for one of the worst teams in the league.


Na Mean
UTEP Fan
This is me yo.
Member since Mar 2013
2954 posts

re: What happened to Gilbert Arenas?
Was it just a lack of opportunity toward the end of his NBA career? Memphis and Orlando hardly gave him any run.


Keys Open Doors
Duke Fan
Member since Dec 2008
23598 posts

re: What happened to Gilbert Arenas?
Probably a combination of a guy wanting a starting spot (Iverson's ego was the same) and a guy wanting more money than what teams offered.

Considering Shavlik Randolph, Pooh Jeter, and Donnell Harvey all put up much better numbers in China for much better teams, it seems like Arenas (and T-Mac) really mailed it in when playing in China last year, unlike Marbury.


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Jcorye1
Rutgers Fan
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Member since Dec 2007
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re: What happened to Gilbert Arenas?
I just remember him obviously lacking a quickness he had earlier in his career.


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Vicks Kennel Club
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Member since Dec 2010
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re: What happened to Gilbert Arenas?
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What happened to Gilbert Arenas?

He is probably still pooping in sneakers.


TigerintheNO
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jan 2004
25203 posts

re: What happened to Gilbert Arenas?
that contract Washington gave him in '08 is still screwing the Wizards over. 6 years 111 million


WB504
New Orleans Saints Fan
New Orleans
Member since May 2008
3549 posts

re: What happened to Gilbert Arenas?
He had 3 major knee operations in a two year span. When he came back, he lost the majority of his explosiveness.


MikeD
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2004
1805 posts

re: What happened to Gilbert Arenas?
he blew his knee out right?


SabiDojo
South Alabama Fan
Open to any suggestions.
Member since Nov 2010
52497 posts

re: What happened to Gilbert Arenas?
He doesn't care. He got PAID.


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boXerrumble
Florida Fan
Member since Sep 2011
20725 posts

re: What happened to Gilbert Arenas?
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When he came back, he lost the majority of his explosiveness.


He also came back WAY too quickly. Plus, it was reported that he did TOO much rehab, and didn't do it the right way.

Screwed up rehab = screwed up career.


tigerpimpbot
LA-Monroe Fan
Florida board
Member since Nov 2011
36339 posts

re: What happened to Gilbert Arenas?
He must've gotten a bad batch of HGH


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UFownstSECsince1950
Florida Fan
Member since Dec 2009
29993 posts

re: What happened to Gilbert Arenas?
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that contract Washington gave him in '08 is still screwing the Magic over. 6 years 111 million


FIFY



Thanks Otis


diddydirtyAubie
Arizona State Fan
Bozeman
Member since Dec 2010
39822 posts

re: What happened to Gilbert Arenas?
he came back way too early from his injuries. just screwed him up long term.


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WB504
New Orleans Saints Fan
New Orleans
Member since May 2008
3549 posts

re: What happened to Gilbert Arenas?
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April 4, 2007 - Arenas tears the lateral meniscus in his left knee in a 108-100 loss to Charlotte and has season-ending surgery.

Nov. 21, 2007 - Arenas undergoes a second surgery to repair a partial meniscus tear in the same knee - believed to be caused by overstrenuous rehabilitation from the first surgery - and is expected to miss three months of action.



April 30, 2008 - Arenas announces before Game 5 of the Wizards’ playoff series with Cleveland that he is done for the season after his knee fails to respond positively. He expects a summer of rest to cure the pain and discomfort hobbling him.



July 3, 2008 - Arenas agrees to a six-year contract from the Wizards worth $111 million. The Wizards offer the max, but Arenas “leaves $16 million on the table” to help the team.

Sept. 17, 2008 - Arenas has his surgically repaired knee operated on a third time, this time to remove lingering debris, which has caused continual pain and discomfort. He will miss all of training camp and at least the first month of the coming season.


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