NBA Trade Rumors: Washington To Move Gilbert Arenas and Face Roster Uncertainty

June 28th, 2010 by Matthew Brown Leave a reply »
The Wizards are in the midst of one of the most exciting offseasons in recent history. In the last few months alone, the team has won the first pick in the draft lottery, welcomed Ted Leonsis as full owner of the team, and netted three first-round picks including John Wall. The future looks bright at a glance, but one glaring problem still remains.

Gilbert Arenas is due to make $80 million over the next four years if he plays his contract out in Washington.

Luckily, there is a prevalent rumor circulating that the Orlando Magic are interested in the maligned guard. Any deal would be a win-win for Washington at this point. The Wizards get out from under a hefty cap hit and the Magic earn a good player to help them through the playoffs where their role players failed.

Word has it, such a deal would require Dwight Howard's approval on whether Arenas would "fit in" or not.

The prospective deal would send Arenas to Orlando, which would send Vince Carter to Washington. There would likely be other pieces involved, but they would all come the Wizards' way because of the inequality of the one-for-one deal.

For a team with six playe ...

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