Word is out that Gilbert Arenas will make his season debut on Saturday against Detroit. The news comes to us from Comcast Sportsnet’s Chris Miller, who received a text message this morning from Arenas saying that Saturday will be the day.
A little bit of a surprise because just yesterday, Arenas was sending rather mixed messages, telling me he still was unsure whether or not he would return, and that he knew if he waited until next season he would have no doubt at all that his knee would be 100%. But he waffled some more, letting on that he wanted to come back this season, and that his knee feels fine, but it’s just a matter of deciding “if it’s worth the risk.” He apparently was going back and forth with the Post’s Ivan Carter as well. Then, apparently had made up his mind by this morning and decided to text Chris with the news. There’s no way of figuring Mr. Arenas out.
I gave Chris a call just a bit ago and he said Gilbert said after Saturday, he will play in the remaining home games but only one road game — the April 8 contest in Cleveland being the lone exception.
Gil’s exact text words to Chris were: “Ur the first to get the truth. I’m playing Saturday against Detroit. And I’m only playin home games, but I will play in Cleveland. Me and Cleveland fans have this love hate relation.”
I’ve put in a call and text message into Gil and Ernie Grunfeld, and will update you when I hear back.