Grizzlies set to sign Gilbert Arenas
The Memphis Grizzlies are prepared to sign free-agent former All-Star point guard Gilbert Arenas to a contract lasting throughout the end of the year.
The 10-year veteran worked out for the team this morning, according to SI.com, and as long as he passes his physical, he will soon be part of the team.
He could join the team as early as this Thursday, when the team takes plays Portland on the road.
Arenas had the remaining $62 million of his Orlando Magic contract bought out by the team in December according to CBS Sports. He has since then been a free agent, and even worked out for the Lakers, but has not found someone willing to sign him until now.
Arenas, who has had three knee surgeries in recent years, recently received the same treatment that Kobe received for his knee in order to help him get his first step and explosion back. That, along with losing about 20 pounds, has convinced himself and the Memphis Grizzlies that he can be the Gilbert that scored 60 points on Kobe six years ago.
The Grizzlies are in need of a back-up point guard, as Josh Selby and Jeremy Pargo do not seem sufficient in order to help the team make a deep playoff run.
Things seem to be falling in place for the Grizzlies at the right time, as they just got star forward Zach Randolph back from injury, and now a healthy and tamed Gilbert Arenas could be the final piece to make that run.