Arenas Might Play Against Memphis
Take it for what it's worth, but Gilbert Arenas said this afternoon that he may try to play tomorrow against Memphis rather than wait to play against Cleveland on Thursday. All along, Arenas said he planned on playing all home games and select road games, possibly Cleveland and Boston, the rest of the season.
But when asked if he still planned to play on Thursday, Arenas said, "That was the plan? I don't know. I'm going to see how [the knee] feels come Thursday. Of course, depending how I feel tomorrow, I might play tomorrow, which means I can't play Thursday."
So is he going to play against Memphis? "If my leg feels good. We're going game by game, depending on what the trainers say," he said.
I asked Arenas if it was better to wait for a game that will be televised on TNT and against a hated rival in Cleveland. Arenas said, "I'm really not here for the show right now. I'm here to work on my rehab and not play up to the crowd and the hype right now."
Arenas's comments came about 15 minutes after interim coach Ed Tapscott said that he planned on playing Arenas on Thursday, on the back end of their back-to-back, rather than using him against the Grizzlies. Tapscott also joked that he hated being restricted to playing Arenas just 28 minutes a night.
But Arenas hinted that that could change, as well. "I just want to play," Arenas said. "You miss two years of your young career, you just want to go out and play. You don't want to go there and be subject to 28 minutes. That's my only problem right now. You just want to go out and play. I missed too much of my career right now to be worried about minutes."
I really don't know what to make of that exchange. This is a guy who just said on Saturday that he's "wishy washy." So, like I said, take it for what it's worth. The truth probably won't be revealed until tomorrow night at Fed Ex Forum.
Who said the end of the season would be boring?
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