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Javaris Crittenton looking at NBA training camps

Posted on: September 20, 2010 5:14 pm
Edited on: September 20, 2010 5:15 pm
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Former Wizards guard suspended in Arenas gun altercation exploring options for NBA training camp, including Charlotte Bobcats. Posted by Matt Moore

The agent for Javaris Crittenton says the former Wizards guard is exploring several options for NBA training camps to attend, including the Charlotte Bobcats. Crittenton, the 6-5, 200 lb. guard out of Georgia Tech is best known at this point as being the other party in the altercation with Gilbert Arenas involving firearms in the Wizards locker room. But before that he was a promising prospect that wound up buried on the Lakers' bench, then traded to Memphis in the Pau Gasol steal. He found out quickly that the NBA is a business

Crittenton was suspended for the remainder of last year and plead guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge because of the incident. He was given one year's probation.  It was Arenas that allegedly starting the argument that lead to the altercation, refusing to pay his share of a gambling debt he and Crittenton incurred in a card game. 

Crittenton's agent Mark Bartelstein told CBSSports.com that Crittenton has several options for NBA training camps to attend, specifically mentioning Charlotte as an option. Charlotte would make sense, as they are extremely light in the back court after the departure of Raymond Felton in free agency. Larry Brown has a history of working with players coming from bad circumstances with other teams, including Rasheed Wallace, Stephen Jackson, and Tyrus Thomas. Brown treats the players as professionals, and that approach seems to get through. If Crittenton does attend camp, it could be an opportunity to get his career back on track. Bartelstein says Crittenton is in "great condition" and ready to put the events of last year behind him and focus on this season. 

Maybe a second chance for Crittenton is in the cards this time. 

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Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: September 21, 2010 6:32 am
 

Javaris Crittenton looking at NBA training camps

I agree: he deserves another shot. Actually I mean ONE more shot. Not shot after shot after stunt after stunt- one shot to show he has learned and that he will be a positive role model.

We don't need the chronic bad boys in the NBA.



Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: September 21, 2010 3:21 am
 

Javaris Crittenton looking at NBA training camps

I think he deserves a second chance..I mean the kid is young..and plus Arenas did start the whole thing. Charlotte does need more than what they have..IMO the roster they have now isnt going anywhere this season..it looks worst than when they first came to NBA(ok maybe im exaggerating)..but they havent even tried to make an impact..IDK what the heck MJ is doin..it's a shame that he is the greatest but cant pull strings to get some more power for the Bobcats..they were one of my fave teams last year.


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