Thursday , Apr , 10 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Gilbert Arenas to Come off Bench in Playoffs

Gilbert Arenas played his third game as the sixth man last night, entering with 3 minutes 43 seconds left in the first quarter, and Wizards Coach Eddie Jordan said his plan is to keep Arenas in a reserve role when the playoffs begin next weekend.

"Right now, yes. That’s what I anticipate," Jordan said. "That’s pretty potent to have Gilbert Arenas come off the bench. Who comes off the opponent’s bench to match up with Arenas?"

Jordan said he would continue to play Arenas 20 to 25 minutes per game while Arenas works his way back to speed. Arenas missed 66 games after having knee surgery and scored 30 points combined in his first two games. Arenas sat out Saturday as a precaution. [Washington Post]