The Washington Post reports Arenas had minor surgery this morning that "cleaned out some debris" from his knee and will be out until December. Arenas told reporters that he had planned all along on not participating in training camp or the preseason.
Well isn't that nice to know. In the words of Adam Sandler from The Wedding Singer, "Once again, things that could have been brought to my attention yesterday!" Don't you think it would have been nice to know if Arenas was going to ditch training camp and preseason before he went and re-signed for the 6-year, $111 million deal that was supposed to finally assure the reunion of Arenas, fellow re-signee Antawn Jamison and Caron Butler for a whole year? It's entirely possible that the Wizards were aware of this situation beforehand, but from the sound of the article, it doesn't seem like it. Arenas said it was slowing him down, so they decided to go ahead and do the surgery. He also mentions that he thinks it's a good thing.
"This should actually allow me to come back faster" he said. Well that's awesome. Oh, well. Wizards fans have gotten used to paying Arenas without actually having him play. And $111 million buys a ton of physical therapy. And a pool.