Gilbert Arenas Wants To Make NBA Comeback

By Staff  |  12/13/2013

Gilbert Arenas

After playing for the CBA (Chinese Basketball Association) during the 2012-13 season, former All-Star Gilbert Arenas is planning a comeback to the NBA.

The 32-year-old tells The Bleacher Report that he's working on other things, but will hit the gym hard in the summer in an attempt to make a team in next season.

"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," Arenas says.

He also threw out some possible franchises who he could help, including the Knicks, Nets, and Lakers.

"I know the Knicksā€”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," Arenas explained.

"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," he continued.

"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..."

During his last two seasons in the NBA, 2010-11 for Orlando and 2011-12 for Memphis, Arenas played a back-up point guard role. For the Grizzlies, he averaged just 4.2 points, 1.1 assists, and 12 minutes per game.