The 10 Worst NBA Drafts in the Lottery Era

The calendar now reads June. In the NBA that means it’s time to crown an NBA Champion. However among the biggest of NBA nerds, it also means it’s time to get ready for the NBA draft. We’re only two weeks and a few hours away from the 2011 NBA Draft. This year, it’s preparing for the likes of Kyrie Irving, Derrick Williams, Enes Kanter and Brandon Knight to join the greatest basketball league on the planet that has us basketball geeks totally psyched.

Wait, what?

By Peter Christian

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Magic Waive Gilbert Arenas with Amnesty Clause; Pistons Cut Rip Hamilton


The new Amnesty Clause in the NBA labor agreement update claimed it’s first ever victim today. Gilbert Arenas of the Orlando Magic. Yes, “Hibachi,” “Agent 0,” or as I call him “shooty mcshootington” or “gunsy mcgunsington” walks away from the Magic with a cool $60+ million; without having to do a thing.

The Magic get to take his albatross of a contract off their salary cap hit. Now, with the new rule in place teams under the cap will be able to bid on him. If there are no bids, he simply becomes an unrestricted free agent.

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Blockbuster NBA Trade CONFIRMED: Gilbert Arenas, Jason Richardson, Vince Carter, Rashard Lewis!

gilbert arenas trade

The NBA trade wind are blowing strong on this chilly winter day. Apparently, the Orlando Magic are looking to blow up their overpaid and underachieving roster.

The deals, which could come today, involve Jason Richardson from the Phoenix Suns, and possibly a new, fresh start for Gilbert Arenas and the Washington Wizards.

(UPDATE: via Pro Basketball Talk:)

The Orlando Magic have traded Vince Carter, Mikael Pietrus, and Marcin Gortat to the Phoenix Suns for Jason Richardson, Hedo Turkoglu, and Earl Clark. The Magic have also traded Rashard Lewis to the Washington Wizards for Gilbert Arenas.

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Bulls-Wizards Live Blog

The Washington Wizards begin life anew without their star (and future potential jailbird) Gilbert Arenas. They next head to Chicago, to take on a Bulls team coming off a big win in Boston and riding a three game win streak. Stay right here to keep up with what goes down at the United Center tonight.

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Alabama CB Javier Arenas has a Crazy Work Ethic

Paul M. Banks reports on National Championship Media Day

Alabama Cornerback Javier Arenas will take the field Thursday gunning to be (whoops, sorry about using the name “Arenas” and “gunning” in the same sentence right now), Arenas is shooting for the moon (whoops, my bad again, mentioning “Arenas” and “shooting”) in the National title game. The cousin of Washington Wizards All-Star Point Guard Gilbert Arenas, has a drive and work ethic that few can match. And most importantly, he doesn’t have the crazy streak possessed by his relative who’s making all the headlines right now.

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