How Arenas’ Suspension Could Shake Up the Rest of the League

Posted: 6th January 2010 by Eric Felkey in NBA
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By now you all know that Washington Wizards' guard Gilbert Arenas has been suspended indefinitely by the NBA. Arenas, in year two of a six-year, $111 million contract, has been the subject of scrutiny in the media for bringing four unloaded guns into the Verizon Center last week. I'm not here to judge Arenas, or to defend his inexplicable actions. Instead, his indefinite suspension raises an already lingering question: Where will the Wizards go from here? The Wizards payroll for this year is about $82 million, which is almost $25 million above the current NBA salary cap. Washington will shave nearly $35 million off their payroll with expiring contracts at the end of the season. The biggest contract on the team is Arenas'. At $16 million a season for the next four years (along with Jamison' ...

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