Saturday , Apr , 19 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Gilbert Arenas Still Talking

"I’m an assassin. I get buckets," the Washington Wizards guard said after Friday’s practice. "I know I haven’t played in a long time, but the shot is still there, so when I come off that bench, there is going to be some trouble."

Arenas, usually a master of self-promotion, began a media boycott when he returned from a 66-game absence on April 2. Except for a couple of entries in his blog — one of which added trash-talking fuel to Washington’s first-round playoff series against the Cleveland Cavaliers — he steered cleared of the cameras and scribes until the regular season was over.

"I just didn’t want to hear ‘How’s your knee?’ ‘How does it feel to be back?’ ‘Are you going to still opt out?’ Same old, same old," Arenas said. "Let’s worry about the playoffs and wait until we get to the playoffs and then I’ll be back at it." [ESPN]