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Magic waive Gilbert Arenas via amnesty clause

Posted on: December 9, 2011 3:14 pm
Edited on: December 9, 2011 3:29 pm
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Posted by Ben Gollivergilbert-arenas

The most obvious cut has now been made.

The Orlando Magic announced on Friday that the team is waiving guard Gilbert Arenas using the amnesty clause that is provided under the NBA's new collective bargaining agreement.
The Orlando Magic have waived guard Gilbert Arenas and designated him as the team’s amnesty player, President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Otis Smith announced today.

Arenas (6’4”, 215, 1/6/82) played in 70 games with both Washington and Orlando last season, averaging 10.8 ppg., 3.9 apg., 2.7 rpg. and 1.06 stlpg. in 25.7 minpg. He was acquired by the Magic on December 28, 2010 from Washington in exchange for Rashard Lewis. In 49 games with Orlando, Arenas averaged 8.0 ppg., 3.2 apg. and 2.4 rpg. in 21.8 minpg.

Arenas has appeared in 535 career NBA regular season games with Golden State, Washington and Orlando, averaging 21.2 ppg., 5.4 apg., 4.0 rpg. and 1.63 stlpg. in 35.8 min pg.
Arenas was owed more than $62 million through 2013-2014. The Magic will now be able to remove his $19 million contract off of their salary cap number and luxury tax bill this season.

Arenas has played in just 117 combined over the last four NBA seasons due to chronic knee injuries and a lengthy suspension for bringing firearms into the Washington Wizards locker room. Magic GM Otis Smith had hoped a change of scenery might do Arenas some good, dealing Rashard Lewis for Arenas last season, but Arenas' effectiveness was limited.

While Arenas represented the NBA's worst contract, it's possible that someone places a low-bill bid for his services in the blind amnesty waiver process. It's also possible his many off-court red flags and controversial statements (including inappropriate Twitter posts) could lead teams to steer clear. Arenas, 29, will eventually catch on with someone, somewhere, but it remains an open question how many bridges he has left unburned.
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Since: May 16, 2007
Posted on: December 12, 2011 1:19 am
 

Magic waive Gilbert Arenas via amnesty clause

Baby Gilbert needs to come back to a team where he can shine! just got bored with the magic. he needs to replace d-will with the jazz because he could just do his thing. It's not about winning anyway, its about being awesome



Since: Dec 10, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 6:14 pm
 

Magic waive Gilbert Arenas via amnesty clause

arenas surrounded by superstars will get him to play   at a  higher level with the knicks



Since: Dec 10, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 6:03 pm
 

Magic waive Gilbert Arenas via amnesty clause

knicks need point guard arenas would be a good fit


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Since: Dec 10, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 9:45 am
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Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: December 10, 2011 7:57 am
 

Magic waive Gilbert Arenas via amnesty clause

knicks



Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 9:18 pm
 

Magic waive Gilbert Arenas via amnesty clause

There an few teams that need help, so I don't mind any team sign Arenas expect the Bulls. I don't think he be a good fit for the Bulls



Since: Jan 28, 2007
Posted on: December 9, 2011 7:39 pm
 

Magic waive Gilbert Arenas via amnesty clause

Two words: Nets, baby!



Since: Apr 11, 2007
Posted on: December 9, 2011 6:49 pm
 

Magic waive Gilbert Arenas via amnesty clause

DAGGER!!!



Since: Jun 17, 2008
Posted on: December 9, 2011 5:35 pm
 

Magic waive Gilbert Arenas via amnesty clause

Since half the Nuggets roster is overseas this year, the Nuggets NEED this guy!




Since: Jan 26, 2007
Posted on: December 9, 2011 5:04 pm
 

Magic waive Gilbert Arenas via amnesty clause

I'll tell you who else I don't want starting:  KEITH "no  shot, overrated  D" BOGANS!!!  If he's 11th man fine, but the guy can't play meaningful minutes.  I'd rather they start Brewer and play 2 of Korver, Bogans, and rookie Jimmy Butler in the second rotation.

If Agent 0 came cheap enough I'd take a shot.  I think he can still play at a very high level if motivated and the locker room should be strong enough to welcome/handle him...of course if they're not already in I would definitely install metal detectors and beef up security



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