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Gilbert Arenas finally broke his silence -- barely. And only because he was fined. In other news, the Wizards beat the Pistons.

For this morning's newspaper, Michael Lee also wrote that this season is make or break for Andray Blatche.

* Here's the Washington Times's Mike Jones on Silent Gil.

* Bullets Forever's Mike Prada's thoughts on last night's win over Detroit.

* Here are Truth About It's observations, plus a funny post on JaVale McGee's hilarious Target Tweet.

By Alexa Steele  |  October 14, 2009; 10:26 AM ET
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Posted by: Blurred | October 14, 2009 11:27 AM | Report abuse

By the way, if Gilbert is fined $25,000/game for every game he doesn't talk and he skips media time for 1/2 the games, it would still only be 6.5% of his gross pay for the season.

Posted by: Blurred | October 14, 2009 11:56 AM | Report abuse

GM,

I also agree with Haywood and McGee on the floor at the same time.

We probably will see it also, because Flip unlike Eddie has Big Ball in his coaching repertoire. Goody Goody!

Also, the ones that keep saying you don't want to see McGee shooting from 15', think again.

If McGee has the knack and really can shoot from 15', it only is going to make him a complete player. Big guys that understand that there money is made down low, but can also shoot are just terrible to defend. (i.e. Bill Lambier - tellum Kal)

Haywood at one time attempted the outside shot with a little success, but I don't think he has the confidence to be good at it.

JaVale, on the other hand, is too early to rule out anything concerning his game. This fellow just might be a Natural' if you know I mean.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | October 14, 2009 12:29 PM | Report abuse

everybody else is last

Posted by: G-Man11 | October 14, 2009 12:29 PM | Report abuse

I'd like to see the McGee/haywood lineup some, too. Could be interesting.

Posted by: Blurred | October 14, 2009 12:35 PM | Report abuse

This just proves that Arenas is a demented genius. He makes a public declaration to be more serious and cut out all the antics and trash-talking and spotlight hogging, which only results in people clamoring even more for the antics and trash-talking. By refusing to give it to them he only makes them want it more. Now he gets the spotlight and the attention without any of the recriminations, because it's not him seeking it out, it's everyone else forcing it on him.

Posted by: kalo_rama | October 14, 2009 12:36 PM | Report abuse

7 foot athletic centers are a rarity. McGee needs to learn defensive positioning and put on weight, which is not that hard to do.

Let's not turn him into a dime-a-dozen, skinny forward who relies on a big, slow center for help on defense.

I like Flip's approach with McGee (which will evolve over time as he progresses).

Posted by: Izman | October 14, 2009 12:52 PM | Report abuse

"He makes a public declaration to be more serious and cut out all the antics and trash-talking and spotlight hogging, which only results in people clamoring even more for the antics and trash-talking."

You might say I am one of those people. Yeah, I am, but there is a right and wrong way to do anything.

Hibachii, Agent Zero, Twittering, Trash Talking, etcetera, ain't necessarily bad.

All these things can be twisted and construed to the likings of the Haters as well the Good.

For instance, I think the NBA should fine Gilbert again for the unprofessional way he dealt with the press last night. My mother would smack me straight in the mouth for responding in public like that. Classless.

However, I am all for Agent Zero, Trash Talkin, and all that, because done properly, the right way, the professional way, would only make him a bigger and better person.

The Presser's that ask the questions, rather good or bad, should be handled with the proper tact and professionalism.

Gilberts answers can be just as telling and biting, put appropriately in the right way.

To say I am serious, and to not give interviews, and to be surly when you do is still bad IMO.

Lest we all forget, Professional Sport is in large part an Entertainment business and I don't want to be rooting for a surly butt entertainer.

Get back to entertaining Gilbert, but do it the right way.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | October 14, 2009 1:35 PM | Report abuse

This just proves that Arenas is a demented genius. He makes a public declaration to be more serious and cut out all the antics and trash-talking and spotlight hogging, which only results in people clamoring even more for the antics and trash-talking. By refusing to give it to them he only makes them want it more. Now he gets the spotlight and the attention without any of the recriminations, because it's not him seeking it out, it's everyone else forcing it on him.

Posted by: kalo_rama | October 14, 2009 12:36 PM

I think people, in general, may be clamoring for his antics and trash-talking but Wizards fans, in particular, may have a different take on it. He said he's done talking and entertaining, yet he knows the league requires that he give interviews. Now we'll see if his inner being mandates that he entertain. I don't believe for a second that Gilbert doesn't realize that there is a tremendous space between not saying anything and being compelled to talk smack when you do speak. We'll see...

Posted by: Firuz1 | October 14, 2009 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Don't know how many of you heard Kornheiser this morning on his show explaining why he never would have resigned Gilbert for the amount of money that Abe Polin did.

It was like hearing the words of DCMan88 coming out of Tony Kornheiser's mouth.

He said in a nutshell, that Gilbert was not worth that investment because Gilbert has no respect for any authority other than himself. He goes on to say that, Yes, Gilbert is a good player, but not in the class of Lebron and Kolby.

I am listening to this and then Tony asks his other hosts, "Am I wrong on this?", and they all chime in "No, not in the least."

Wow! Wow!! Wow!!!

Let me say, I am a Kornheiser Fan, and a Gilbert Fan as you already know, but this is why everyday Joe's, players, fans, bloggers, should not take everything you hear to heart.

Apparently, comments like these coming from folks like Kornheiser would cause folks like Gilbert and Art Monk, just to throw somebody else in, to make unwise decisions to not speak to the press.

The press, talk show hosts, all media hosts can be brutal, but their opinions can be just as asinine as anybody elses.

Do you hear me Gilbert. Don't give them the satisfaction of determining your actions. By not speaking, and when you do respond, by responding unprofessionally, only lends credence to there assertions whether they are dead wrong or dead right.

LarryInCLintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | October 14, 2009 3:05 PM | Report abuse

LarryInClintonMD,

Re Gil:

You can lead a horse to water....

Posted by: Firuz1 | October 14, 2009 3:29 PM | Report abuse

"Don't know how many of you heard Kornheiser this morning on his show explaining why he never would have resigned Gilbert for the amount of money that Abe Polin did.

It was like hearing the words of DCMan88 coming out of Tony Kornheiser's mouth.

He said in a nutshell, that Gilbert was not worth that investment because Gilbert has no respect for any authority other than himself. He goes on to say that, Yes, Gilbert is a good player, but not in the class of Lebron and Kolby.

I am listening to this and then Tony asks his other hosts, "Am I wrong on this?", and they all chime in "No, not in the least."

Wow! Wow!! Wow!!!

Let me say, I am a Kornheiser Fan, and a Gilbert Fan as you already know, but this is why everyday Joe's, players, fans, bloggers, should not take everything you hear to heart.

Apparently, comments like these coming from folks like Kornheiser would cause folks like Gilbert and Art Monk, just to throw somebody else in, to make unwise decisions to not speak to the press.

The press, talk show hosts, all media hosts can be brutal, but their opinions can be just as asinine as anybody elses.

Do you hear me Gilbert. Don't give them the satisfaction of determining your actions. By not speaking, and when you do respond, by responding unprofessionally, only lends credence to there assertions whether they are dead wrong or dead right.

LarryInCLintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | October 14, 2009 3:05 PM "

If you ever get over your starstruck perception of Gilby, you'd realize that he's done nothing to deserve max money and is clearly not in the league LeBron or Kobe. He may or may not get there, but clearly, he's not even close to their league.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | October 14, 2009 5:28 PM | Report abuse

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