Monday , Mar , 17 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Gilbert Arenas Looking for Max Contract

Arenas is looking to sign a maximum contract with the Wizards, who can offer a six-year contract worth more than $100 million, and he is weighing his physical as well as financial future.

He originally injured his left knee last April 4 and underwent surgery to repair a torn left lateral meniscus the following day. He underwent a second surgery to repair a torn left medial meniscus on Nov. 21.

"If you were a general manager, would you pay someone max money if he’s had three knee surgeries?" Arenas said. "I wouldn’t. That’s just business. That’s the scared part I have going on in the back of my head. If I go out there, I can’t be second-guessing. That’s how you get hurt in the first place. It’s about having that comfort." [Washington Post]