Gilbert Arenas may get Clippers camp invite, Ricky Davis works out with Knicks


ricky-davisTwo former NBA stars are working out with NBA teams, hoping to get back into the league. Both players are past their prime, yet they prove there’s still a lot left in them.

Gilbert Arenas is trying to make an NBA comeback, and the Los Angeles Clippers may give him an opportunity, according to Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld.

Kennedy reports that Arenas has looked good in workouts this summer and could receive a camp invite from the Clippers.

Arenas last played in the NBA in the 2011-12 season, when he played 17 games for the Memphis Grizzlies. Arenas made little impact, averaging 4.2 points in 12.4 minutes per game. The 31-year-old played last season in China with the Shanghai Sharks, averaging 20.7 points in 14 games.

It has been quite some time since Arenas made a significant impact in the NBA, with a multitude of injuries and a gun incident limiting his time on the court. At just 31 years old, Arenas may still have a bit left in the tank, but it seems like a long shot that he’ll make a roster.

Gilbert Arenas worked his way up in the NBA, appearing in 3 NBA All-Star games, and holding career averages of 20.7 ppg and 5.3 apg in 35.1 mpg. He played in 552 NBA games, starting in 455 of them.

Much like Arenas, another NBA veteran who hasn’t played in the league in several years is trying to make a comeback. That would be Ricky Davis (pictured), who worked out for the New York Knicks this week, according to Ian Begley of ESPN New York.

Davis last played in the NBA in the 2009-10 season with the Los Angeles Clippers. Davis appeared in 36 games that year, averaging 4.4 points in 13.9 minutes per game. Since then, the 33-year-old has spent time overseas and in the D-League.

Until now, Davis has appeared in 736 NBA games (344 started), averaging 13.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 3.3 apg in 29.8 mpg.

Davis reportedly displayed some of his athleticism at his Knicks workout, dunking on free-agent big man Cole Aldrich. Among the other players invited to work out were Ike Diogu, Josh Powell and Justin Brownlee.

New York currently has 16 players under contract, with 12 of those being fully guaranteed deals.

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