Posted December 26, 2013

Former NBA player Gilbert Arenas says he is attempting comeback

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Gilbert Arenas has played in the NBA since the 2011-12 season. (Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Gilbert Arenas has not played in the NBA since the 2011-12 season. (Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Former NBA player Gilbert Arenas says he has been training for a return to the NBA.

TMZ recently caught up with Arenas and he confirmed that he hasn’t retired from basketball but is attempting a comeback in hopes of making a roster as soon as next season.

Arenas, 31, is making $22,346,536 this season after being amnestied by the Orlando Magic in December 2011. This season, he is third-highest paid player in the league.

Arenas last played in the NBA during the 2011-12 season, appearing in 17 games for the Memphis Grizzlies. In his 11-year career, he averaged 20.7 points, 5.3 assists, 3.9 rebounds per game.

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7 comments
ezas123
ezas123

Let's break down how much money Gilbert is making from the amnesty on a per minute basis. If Orlando doesn't make the playoffs this year. That's 82 games in a regular season. From his $22,346,536 salary for the season, that's $272,518 in earnings per game. On a more granular level, there's 48 minutes Per Game, so he's making $5,677 per minute of playing time. This estimate in earnings per minute of playing time doesn't include halftime, time-outs, time on the bench, overtime or practice time minutes which would drastically reduce his earnings per minute of playing time. 

friendly--neighborhood--scrawler
friendly--neighborhood--scrawler

I though this guy should have been in the league years ago... you dont lose that sort of skill set over night... knock Gilbert all you want.... one thing you cannot say about him ..... he doesn't work hard... he will put in the effort...

Jmurder209
Jmurder209

I Hope My Lakers Pick Him Up, I Mean 31 Years is Not That Old. Dwayne Wade is 30 Years Old & He's Still Really Good! 

Mark112
Mark112

This guy was over the hill five years ago.

SukeMadiq
SukeMadiq

Arenas, 31, is making $22,346,536 this season after being amnestied by the Orlando Magic in December 2011.

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This really sums up why the NBA sucks today.