Arenas -- just as teammate Javaris Crittenton did Tuesday -- is meeting with Stern in what is regarded as the final step before the league announces a finite length to Arenas' indefinite suspension. Arenas is expected to be accompanied by his legal team and NBA Players Association chief Billy Hunter.When Stern first made the decision to suspend Gil, and the once-lovable Wizard's name was being dragged through the mud, Arenas expressed interest in getting an audience with the Commish so he could put things in perspective. Who knows if the "it's me, Gilbert" angle will be a factor here; most likely, it'll be a chance for Hunter and Gil's lawyers to make sure the final figure doesn't smack of hysteria.
One source told ESPN.com that the meeting is scheduled for noon ET and that Arenas' suspension details could be announced as early as Wednesday afternoon since he has already met with league investigators.
Then again, initial shock and awe followed by moderation has always been Stern's way of dealing with public relations disasters.