GM Otis Smith offers counsel to embattled NBA star Gilbert Arenas
Magic GM Otis Smith told the Sentinel that he has spoken twice with
suspended Washington Wizards PG Gilbert Arenas, who pleaded guilty to
a felony gun charge.
Smith and Arenas go back to their days at Golden State in the early 2000s. Smith worked in the Warriors’ front office as executive director of basketball operations and Arenas was the club’s second-round pick.
Smith has been a mentor ever since the two moved on to other teams.
"First thing I told him was to end his Twitter account. Gil has to stop talking to everyone about everything," Smith said. "I told him to only talk to people he trusts and stop listening to people who aren’t going to help him.
"I hope eventually he gets everything right for himself."