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    Warriors offer Gilbert Arenas more than $100 million over five years.

    Wiz offer Arenas the max but he may take less

    What a crazy night in free agency. First, Baron Davis surprisingly opted out of the final year of his contract that would have payed him $17.8 million this season from the Golden State Warriors.

    Then, according to my sources, the Warriors quickly burned the phones and offered former Warrior Gilbert Arenas a maximum-level contract, one that would pay him more than $100 million over five years. My source told me that Gilbert received a flurry of phone calls from the Warriors in the first 30 minutes of free agency.

    After Gilbert drove to the Verizon Center for a late night workout and a meeting with Ernie Grunfeld, the Wizards came strong with an offer of a maximum contract that covers six years for over $124 million (Not sure whether they knew about the Golden State offer or not. I hear they didn't. Ernie came strong but also laid it out for Gilbert that if he asked for the maximum, the team would be in a tough spot.)

    According to a source close to Arenas, the three-time all star is mulling the offers but is leaning towards staying with the Wizards and is willing to take less than the maximum if it will help Grunfeld make other moves he needs to make this summer.

    Earlier today, Antawn Jamison signed a four year deal worth $50 million and if Arenas took a max contract, his first-year cap number would essentially end the offseason for the Wizards. That would mean no shot at keeping Roger Mason Jr.(which Ernie would like to do with part of the midlevel exception) or any other key piece.

    Also, I heard from a very reliable source that the Sacramento Kings contacted Arenas and said they are willing to do "whatever it takes" to land his services even if they have to "trade their entire team." Guess the Maloof brothers want to matter again

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    love tha warriors... rather have davis than arenas...

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    I like Davis better too, but he's getting old and his knees are always a question mark. Gilbert Arenas is kind of an odd guy tho...Warriors gonna need to have one of them or they're toast.

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    Even in the monopoly money world that is the NBA, there is no way Gilbert Arenas is worth 100 million. He is obviously injury prone. So, health over the duration of the contract would be a major concern. And if you're Washington I think you have to ask yourself: Are we going to win an NBA championship with him?

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    Washington faired better without him in the lineup. I do not like this deal whatsoeve.

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