Gilbert Arenas Quietly Regaining Form on Young Washington Wizards Team

November 19th, 2010 by Matthew Brown Leave a reply »
The Washington Wizards are not predicted to win many games this season. The story of the year is John Wall and how he is going to lead Washington out of a two-season slump. But after playing just 47 games over the last three years, Gilbert Arenas has proven he can be professional on the court after all the distractions off the court.

For a team with an average age of just 24 years, Arenas is one of three players on the Wizards with the experience to lead the young team for the time being.

Until Wall gets a couple of seasons under his belt, the Wizards are going to look to the veterans on the team for guidance. Josh Howard and Kirk Hinrich are both older than Arenas but have just seven years of experience to Arenas' nine. Arenas is the last remaining player from Washington's run of playoff appearances from 2004-2008.

With the playoffs not exactly in the near future for Washington, Arenas will have to act as a mentor to Wall and hope his experience on the court is enough to earn some respect.

His off court incidences hurt his credibility as a leader, as do his comments made to the media during the preseason. It seems that once he lost h ...

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