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Report: Gilbert Arenas may receive training camp invite from Clippers

Sep 18, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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Gilbert Arenas last played in the NBA for the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2011-12 season. But he may be getting a chance to return to the league next year, and do so as a member of a team expected to be in the mix to battle deep into the postseason.

From Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld:

I’m hearing that Gilbert Arenas has looked good in workouts this summer. The Clippers may invite him to training camp, according to sources.

The Clippers have 13 players with guaranteed contracts in place for next season, so theoretically they could add up to two more pieces if they agreed to sign for minimum deals, and were willing to take whatever role might be available on a deep and talented roster.

What the Clippers need, however, is frontcourt depth, or guys capable of adding a defensive footprint to a Doc Rivres-coached squad.

Arenas has always been known as a scorer above all else, but it’s worth noting that veterans are valued at the end of any contender’s bench. If the Clips can’t come up with bona fide contributors to help their postseason chances, then they might as well look at adding some experience and firepower to fill those final roster spots — and Arenas, especially in a smaller role, would fit the bill in both of those categories.

  1. coltzfan166 - Sep 18, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    Is he gonna leave the gun at home this time or no?

    • jcmeyer10 - Sep 18, 2013 at 1:45 PM

      That’s going to be who gets the 15th contract.

  2. onlyavoice - Sep 18, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    Once A 100+ Million Dollar Man Signing For The League Min.
    It Probably Doesn’t Pay His Property Taxes.
    Like McGrady, It Would Have Been Nice To See What He Would Have Been With No Knee Injuries.

    • badintent - Sep 19, 2013 at 2:28 AM

      no. It would have been nice to see what he would have been with a Brain.

  3. stayhigh_247 - Sep 18, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    How deep do the Clipps need to be? Doc’s tryna have 20 players suit up each night. But i’m an Agent Zero fan, I hope it works out.

  4. tk41 - Sep 18, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    Pictured: Gilbert Arenas making wanking motion while describing chances of making the Clippers.

  5. badintent - Sep 19, 2013 at 2:30 AM

    Happy for The cat. Now if he can hang 61 again on Kobe, I ‘ll buy Gil a model AR -15. Only shoots blanks

  6. littlw01 - Sep 19, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    It would be a nice sign, if he makes the team…….

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