Orlando Magic: Gilbert Arenas, an Ever-Present Rain Cloud over the Magic's Hopes
The Orlando Magic knew that taking Gilbert Arenas could be ugly, but they didn't think it would be this ugly
Here we are again, talking down on the NBA's most overpaid and disappointing player. Gilbert Arenas got his change of scenery in December, when the Washington Wizards dealt him to the title-contending Magic. He was expected to form a tough point guard tandem with Jameer Nelson and contribute consistent scoring off the bench.
Gilbert struggled mightily with his shooting, chucking at a 34 percent clip in 49 games for only eight points a game. His three-point stroke panned out to a 27.5 percent mark, which does more harm than good. The man looks like a different person entirely from the dangerous Agent Zero of just three years ago when he averaged 28 points per game.
If Orlando could trade Arenas for a ball boy and a box of twine nets, they'd probably call it a good day. At this point, the three years and over $62 million are overwhelming for a player that has departed so much from the player that earned that kind of money.
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