As the Los Angeles Lakers return home from their six-game Grammy road trip, on which the team won three games, the team might have another player alongside Kobe Bryant in the backcourt some time soon. General manager Mitch Kupchak on Sunday held a private workout with guard Gilbert Arenas, according to multiple reports.
Arenas turned 30 years old and though he owns a career scoring average of 21.3 points per game, he has been limited in the last four years by injuries and a gun suspension, playing just 115 games in the last four seasons with an average of 15.0 points per game while shooting 38.6% from the field.
During the workout on Sunday, Arenas was said to be "slimmed down" and "explosive" per Dave McMenamin of ESPN LA.
"Arenas recently underwent a similar blood-spinning procedure on both of his knees and hips that Lakers guard Kobe Bryant visited Germany during the offseason to receive," wrote McMenamin. "Arenas was treated by Dr. Edward Capla in New York City. Capla used to work under Dr. Peter Wehling, who treated Bryant and New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez."
Arenas was released by the Orlando Magic during the preseason under the one-time amnesty provision under the new CBA. If signed by the Lakers, who are over the salary cap, Arenas would have to take the veteran's minimum salary. However, as reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, there was no indication from the Lakers whether or not they would offer Arenas a contract.
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