Gilbert Arenas to the Memphis Grizzlies: A Good Fit?

Ethan Sherwood Strauss@SherwoodStraussNBA Lead WriterMarch 19, 2012

Memphis bound?
Memphis bound?Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Barring odd events (and those can happen when Arenas is the topic), Agent Zero should soon sign with the Memphis Grizzlies

If I had one particular sports philosophy to call my own, it's this: Certain guys just aren't good anymore.

It sounds negative, so it's rarely espoused, or it's at least applied quite cautiously, but so many teams trade for players based on their names and get teams and fans excited for the guy they once were. 

So this story, as presented, comes with the caveat: Gilbert Arenas just probably isn't good anymore. 

Still, nice job by the Memphis Grizzlies if they are indeed only paying Arenas with the veteran's minimum. He was a disaster on the Magic at roughly 20 million dollars per year.

At $300,000? Well worth the risk.

Though the Grizzlies don't have any particular glaring need for his services, Arenas can fit their mold.

Memphis is 23rd in offensive efficiency—a ranking that best-case-Gilbert could help them boost.

On defense, Arenas is a gambling ball hawk with fast hands. The Grizz play a high pressure, high-steals defensive scheme. Though Agent Zero has never quite fit well within any defensive structure, this could be the right one for him.

If not, it won't cost Memphis much in cap room.