Gilbert Arenas would love to secure a camp invite from the Lakers or Clippers, but without an offer from either of the Los Angeles club, or any other NBA teams, Arenas is contemplating signing in China, reports ESPN.com's Marc Stein. While he's holding out hope that the Lakers or Clippers, his preferred destinations, come to him with an offer, the 30-year-old has begun to assess his non-NBA options, with China atop the list, according to Stein.
Because the Chinese Basketball Association season doesn't get underway until October, Arenas still has some time to seek out NBA offers and then perhaps weigh his options in the CBA or other professional leagues. Signing in China would also allow Arenas the opportunity to return to the NBA late in the season, if he impresses overseas, since the CBA regular season ends in March.
After being amnestied by the Magic last December, Arenas sat out most of the 2011/12 season before signing with the Grizzlies late in the year. He didn't make much of an impact in Memphis, but reports this offseason have suggested that the three-time All-Star is in good shape and is fully healthy.