The Memphis Grizzlies were able to fill their need at point guard by signing Gilbert Arenas for the remainder of the season.
The 30-year-old Arenas has averaged 21.2 points and 5.4 assists per game in his 10-year career, but is no longer at the elite level he once was due to knee injuries.
Arenas was a member of the Orlando Magic last season, but fell victim to the amnesty clause when the team decided to waive him in December. Although Arenas averaged a career-low 10.8 points a game and shot an atrocious 36.6 percent in 2010-11, the Griz want his experience because rookies Jeremy Pargo and Josh Selby just haven’t shown the type of confidence needed as backups for starting point guard Mike Conley.
“Arenas appeared slender and shot the ball well during the workout. He is scheduled to take a physical this afternoon. All that would remain is for Arenas to pass the physical and agree to a prorated veteran’s minimum contract requiring the Griz to pay about $300,000.”