Gilbert Arenas Creates a No-Win Situation For The Washington Wizards

December 11th, 2009 by Matthew Brown Leave a reply »
The Washington Wizards are on the wrong end of .500 this season at 7-12 and there is a wide range of reasons why. Caron Butler isn't making shots, Antawn Jamison is barely hitting his stride and most of all, Gilbert Arenas isn't scoring.

But he'll tell you he's just changed his game.

Since his return from three knee surgeries over the last two and a half years, Arenas has underwhelmed on the court. His scoring average. shooting percentage, and rebound average are all down.

Arenas does boast an improved assists game to compensate for his inability to hit his own shots.

Arenas made no secret of his issues with the team following a couple of tough losses this season. He called out Butler for not knocking down shots, which directly affect Arenas' assist numbers.

Arenas has made an effort to become a passing point guard in Flip Saunders' offense and in the wake of his injury history. He identified that he isn't playing the same game he was from 2005-2007.

Over those two season, Arenas was averaging 28.9 points, six assists, four rebounds, and 1.9 steals per game. He was shooting 43.3 percent from the field, 36 perc ...

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