Faking an injury is never a good idea
I have never heard of a player faking an injury to get another guy playing time in a game. Practice yes. In the movies yes. But in a real game no.
When I first saw the story about Gilbert Arenas I thought to myself that after everything Gilbert has been through, why would he place himself in a situation like this? Well I guess he didn't feel as though it was that big of a deal. It's preseason, Nick Young could be the odd man out, he's Gilbert's friend, so help a friend.
Helping a friend is okay in my book. However, deceiving the coaching staff is not. You don't fake injuries. You lose the trust of your teammates. You lose the trust of the coaches. You lose the trust of the training staff. You also lose a degree of trust from the fans. This doesn't mean the trust is all gone, but it will have a damaging effect on your credibility and your dependability.
The good thing about this incident is that it's a singular issue so this won't, in my opinion, impact how the fans view the Wizards. That is a positive.
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