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Gilbert Arenas Orlando Magic Trade

Gilbert Arenas Orlando Magic Trade - Gilbert Arenas couldn't stop smiling Saturday night as he talked about his trade to the Orlando Magic.

Arenas arrived at Amway Center at halftime of Orlando's 97-89 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, put on a Magic T-shirt and worked out on the team's practice court.

"This is a new beginning for me," Arenas said. "This is a true new beginning. Going back and changing my number wasn't a new beginning. This is a real new beginning in a new city, new people, a new team. I get to start fresh."

Arenas also said he hasn't discussed with coach Stan Van Gundy whether he'll start or be a reserve, but Arenas added he would have no problem coming off of the bench.

Gilbert Arenas Orlando Magic Trade

" Jason Richardson's playing great right now," Arenas said. "[ Hedo] Turkoglu's playing great. So, I see them two starting at the 2 and 3. And since I've been coming off the bench a little bit this past season I'm really accustomed to coming off."

When asked if being a reserve for Orlando would be difficult, he said he'd have no problems.

Arenas said, "I was coming off the bench for Washington, so I think I could come off the bench for Orlando."

Arenas spends his summers in the City Beautiful.

And he also knows Magic President of Basketball Operations Otis Smith well from their days with the Golden State Warriors — when Arenas was a beginning in the NBA and Smith was getting his start in an NBA front office.

Gilbert Arenas Orlando Magic Trade


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