Washington Wizards Made All The Right Moves, Save For Gilbert Arenas

February 23rd, 2010 by Matthew Brown Leave a reply »
Just days after the Wizards completed trades that sent Caron Butler, Antawn Jamison, and Brendan Haywood elsewhere, GM Ernie Grunfeld has failed to fully answer the nagging question on everyone's mind.

What does Washington plan on doing with Gilbert Arenas?

In several interviews, Grunfeld has highlighted that Arenas is still under contract for four years with the team and that he is free to come back once his suspension is over.

"Gilbert is still one of the top players in this league. He’s under contract and he’s going to be with us. He’s part of this organization" Grunfeld said. "If he wants to play, this is the place where he’s going to play."

For a team that has shown every intention to rebuild, is Arenas the right player to rebuild around?

Arenas, to his credit, can be an explosive scorer and was showing improvement with his passing. It was only a few years ago that he was hitting game winners left and right, pouring in 30, 40, and even 50 point games.

What he could never quite crack was the leadership quality. The locker room belonged to Jamison.

So, other than his lack of leadership, ...

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