Rumored for the last few days now, Mike Brown has confirmed that the Lakers have had contact with unemployed head-case Gilbert Arenas. Looking to land more scoring punch the Lakers seem highly desperate if Arenas is their best bet.
The Van Nuys Grant alum was once an elite scorer in the NBA but has since fallen on hard times due to injury and off-court issues. Last season it was the Orlando Magic that took the Arenas challenge only to discover that all the rumors were true.
Gil’s skill level has eroded while his ego only continues to grow. But that will happen when you make $20-million as a limited reserve.
Coach Brown has not had any direct contact with Arenas but knows Mitch Kupchak is looking into any scenario possible that will help improve the team. However there is no way that Arenas can contribute in a meaningful way to this franchise.
Never mind his 27% shooting from three last year. Arenas is an unwanted distraction to say the least and there are reports that the front office is divided on the prospect of bringing in the gun-toting turmoil machine.