We Fined Gilbert Arenas For Being A Liar, Says Wizards Coach

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Flip Saunders joined ESPN Radio 980 in DC with the Sports Fix to talk about the comments Gilbert Arenas made about faking an injury to help Nick Young get playing time and whether or not this is an ongoing issue with Arenas.

On the comments Gilbert Arenas made about faking an injury:
One, that's not totally true. I talked to Gilbert at shootaround, he said his knee was sore, and I told him at that point that he was not going to play. Whatever comments beyond that that Gilbert made, those are untrue comments. He might think that and I know he's very close to Nick and that, but as I told him and the rest of our team, those guys don't determine even if Gilbert doesn't play, who does play. That's what I do as far as determine. We've dealt with it internally, Gilbert is going to be fined for it, and we move on.

On constantly having to deal with this kind of stuff with Gilbert Arenas:
I don't know if it's a twice a month basis. As I said last night, believe it or not, Gilbert has been in my two years here, coaching wise, he's been the easiest guy that I've had to coach. From when I ask him to do something, he has done everything I've asked him to do from a players standpoint. Gilbert can be his own worst enemy as far as talking too much and I really believe this, he looks at himself as being Nick's mentor. He likes to see Nick do good, but for him to make those comments, those are unjustified type comments.

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