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Washington Wizards: The Return of Gilbert "Hibachi" Arenas

Haris PatailCorrespondent IApril 12, 2008

Gilbert Arenas returned not too long ago from his sprained left knee. Arenas only received limited playing time, 20-30 minutes, but that isn't stopping him from being himself and doing what he does best.

During his first games back, Gilbert was averaging 15 points per game in about 20 minutes of playing time.

Now Arenas is averaging about 20 points, five assists, four rebounds, and two steals in about 33 minutes.

Recovering Gilbert and Antawn Jamison led the Wizards to a 109-93 victory against the Sixers without Caron Butler earlier today. Arenas had 20 points, seven rebounds, and five assists. He put on a show with an early run of 7-0 by himself and scored 12 points coming off the bench in the fourth.

This was easily the best game Arenas has had since the injury. NBA.com said, "Gilbert Arenas finally looked like Agent Zero again..."

Gil's teammate DeShawn Stevenson said, "He's getting his mojo back…He's pushing the ball up fast, doing his moves like he usually does. I was just glad to see him out there looking like the old Gilbert.''

This is just the start.

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Next season, if Gilbert Arenas is fully healthy, he should be the best PG in the league, especially with his phenomenal shooting, quickness, and ball handling skills.

If he is healthy enough, the Wizards may do something in the playoffs.

Gilbert may even have a chance for MVP in a few years.

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