Former Wizards star Gilbert Arenas will work out for the Grizzlies on Monday with hopes of securing a contract, reports Michael Lee of The Washington Post. The former All-Star point guard most recently worked out for the Lakers in February, but was not tendered a contract. Arenas, 30, was waived under the amnesty provision by the Magic in the offseason and has not played anywhere else since then.
Thanks to platelet-rich plasma therapy, Arenas is reported to be feeling healthy and in good shape after multiple seasons in which his conditioning had been questioned. Arenas struggled during the 2010/2011 season as he only averaged 10.8 PPG, far below his career average of 21.2 PPG. The Grizzlies would potentially use Arenas as a backup point guard to spell Mike Conley as the team looks ahead to the playoffs.