NBA Quick Shots (Jan. 4th): Gilbert Arenas Situation Getting Worse

Kevin Roberts@BreakingKevinSenior Writer IJanuary 5, 2010

PHOENIX - DECEMBER 19:  Gilbert Arenas #0 of the Washington Wizards sits on the bench during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on December 19, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Wizards 121-95. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Gilbert Arenas Could Face Grand Jury

The case between Arenas and teammate Jarvaris Crittenton is gaining momentum , and could now possibly be heard in front of a grand jury.

This is getting more than just a little out of hand. After what was reportedly a joke that including handguns, Arenas is now facing an almost definite form of punishment.

This is an on-going story, so follow-up with more details as it progresses. From a fantasy perspective, this may be the perfect time to sell high on Arenas.

Mike Miller Set to Return This Week

Miller is scheduled to return against the Orlando Magic this Friday, but reports suggest he could return even sooner.

Orlando has a game on Tuesday night, and with Miller's calf injury healing quickly, there is a slight chance he could be used by then. He should no longer be wasting away on waiver wires, although it isn't suggested to depend on him until he gets fully back into the rotation.

Pau Gasol Has Hamstring Strain

It's nothing serious, as the strain is only mild-to-moderate, but the Lakers are expected to exercise caution and sit Gasol against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday.

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Francisco Garcia Participates in Monday's Practice

Garcia made a brief appearance in Sacramento's practice on Monday, marking his first practice participation since breaking his wrist on October 9th.

While it's much too early to start thinking of what his return could mean, you are still advised to keep him on your monitor, as he could prove to be a decent waiver wire pick-up with Kevin Martin still out.

Lamar Odom Misses Practice With Flu

Odom missed practiced with the stomach flu, and suddenly has his status for Tuesday night's game in jeopardy. He would be a fantastic start with Pau Gasol almost certainly sitting out on Tuesday.

Monitor his status and plug him in your line-up without hesitation if he's cleared to play.

Vince Carter to Play Tuesday

Carter will almost definitely play on Tuesday night against the Indiana Pacers. Carter has been in and out of the starting lineup all season with nagging injuries, making him a risky bet on any given week.

However, with four games on the table, as well as a healthy return, this looks to be the perfect week to start Carter with confidence.

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