Gilbert Arenas wants to return to the NBA, once he’s done ‘developing apps’

Former NBA All-Star Gilbert Arenas turns 32 years old next month. He’s has undergone several knee surgeries, including a microfracture procedure on his left knee, and he has not played in the NBA since the lockout-shortened 2011-12 term. In his final five seasons in the NBA, totaling 134 games due to injury and suspension, he shot just 38.7 percent from the field. He has not been on anyone’s radar as a potential injury replacement during either of the last two NBA training camps.

That doesn’t mean Arenas has ruled out an NBA return, or that he thinks his time on stage is over. Once he’s done developing some sweet-ass apps, though.

From Bleacher Report:


Bleacher Report: Is there anything else you see yourself pursuing down the line, in or outside the game of basketball?

Gilbert Arenas: Yeah, right now I’m just developing apps. Next summer, I’m going to train really hard and then try to make a team. I’m going to try to come back.

OK, so next summer he’ll try to come back. Can’t do it this year, too many apps to develop.

Because Bleacher Report is Bleacher Report, and Gilbert Arenas is Gilbert Arenas, they then decided to address his potential prospects with the most famous teams in the NBA. Weirdly, Tim Tebow and Kate Upton were left out of the discussion:

B/R: Do you think there is any NBA team in particular right now that could really use you and what you would bring?

GA: I know the Knicks—I’ve watched them. They need a lot of help; they need scoring. ‘Melo [Carmelo Anthony] needs an outlet. Someone who can just put the ball in the basket and take the pressure off him.

I [also]called Jason Kidd before the season and said ‘Listen, I feel that I can be better than some of the players you’re going to have.’ But they were already stacked to the brim. I thought I would’ve been great coming off the bench for the Brooklyn Nets.

With Derrick Rose being down, Chicago could use some more scoring. They’re struggling a little bit.

I guess the Lakers, with Steve Nash out. I think I could’ve made that squad, because that’s who I was working out with before training camp started. I was playing pretty well there. But they had 15 players, so…

No word on if the 76ers could use Arenas, what with Michael Carter-Williams out, or if the Bucks could use a playmaker with Luke Ridnour struggling and untested youngsters Brandon Knight and Nate Wolters running the show. Or the Kings, with Greivis Vasquez being shipped to Toronto.

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