NBA's third highest paid player is planning a comeback

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In a recently published report, point guard Gilbert Arenas was revealed to be the third highest paid NBA player at present with the Orlando Magic paying out $22.3 million a year for his services (or lack of).

An impressive feat for a man who hasn't appeared in the league since 2012 when appearing as back up point guard for the Memphis Grizzlies.

But now it looks like he is finally looking to earning his crust with the former Magic man stating he has told LA Lakers' Nick Young that he is hoping to make a return to the NBA, according to Washington Post reporter Michael Lee.

Arenas was last seen in action turning out for the Shanghai Sharks in the Chinese Basketball Association and has an inconsistent past to say the least when it comes to pro basketball in his native Unites States.

The 32-year-old was banned for much of the 2009-2010 season in relation to a handgun violation, but achieved All-Star honors three times during his NBA career to date.

It remains to be seen whether any team is willing to take a chance on the ageing Arenas but one thing is for certain, the player will have to be willing to take a major pay-cut if he is to take to the court in the pros again.

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