Rumor: Gilbert Arenas for Vince Carter?
The Washington Wizards spoke with the Orlando Magic recently about a potential swap of Gilbert Arenas for Vince Carter, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation.
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: It’s not happening.
Orlando Magic GM Otis Smith is close friends with Gilbert Arenas, and he advised the ‘sharpshooter’ during his recent issues stemming from bringing guns into the Washington Wizards’ locker room.
However, Smith doesn’t want to mix their personal and professional relationship. This is wise. After all, Carter’s contract is only guaranteed for one season. Then his $17 million salary comes off the books, while Arenas is still owed over $80 million.
Reports have Smith dangling Carter’s expiring contract in front of the cash-strapped New Orleans Hornets. And he wants to get back superstar point guard Chris Paul.
Also, new Wizards owner Ted Leonsis is pushing the organization and fans to re-embrace Arenas. The businessman who brought much life to a morbid Capitals franchise is excited about pairing Arenas with first overall pick John Wall.
An interesting idea, however, The Hibachi and VC aren’t trading places.
Got thoughts on Arenas for Carter?