Gilbert Arenas had a hot hand before being traded to the Orlando Magic. He was averaging 17.3 points and 5.6 assists in about 36 minutes per game for the Washington Wizards prior to the mid-December trade.
Since his arrival it appears that Arenas' hot hand has cooled off considerably. For the Magic Arenas is averaging only 7.9 points and 4 assists in about 22 minutes per game. His three-point shooting has also dipped in terms of both production and efficiency as hits less than one three per game and now only hits the mark from behind the arch about once in every four shots. Even from the charity stripe Arenas has struggled in a Magic uniform and his free throw percentage is now below seventy percent.
Part of the reason for Gilbert Arenas' successful tenure with Washington at the beginning of the season could be attributed to John Wall's foot injury which allowed Arenas to play more minutes than he typically would have.
Conversely, his poor production in Orlando could be explained by the fact that Arenas is no longer the number one point or shooting guard in Orlando and comes in off the bench for both Jameer Nelson and Jason Richardson. It appears that Arenas' role has been reduced and his numbers have dropped consequently, so here are some ideas (some of them more rational than others) of how Orlando could get more offensive production out of the man once nicknamed Agent Zero and perhaps lead to Magic fans calling him Agent Hero.