I really need to sleep on this before saying any more, but I really need to question his timing. The Wizards are about to begin arguably their most important offseason in a very long time, and now they have to deal with this? Why Now?
At least he says it's not because he doesn't like the Wizards' direction.
"I'm not opting out to leave. I'm opting out to sign."
I'm still kind of skeptical. Here's another quote from the Times article.
I guess the best option for now is to build the best team possible for next season and the figure it out later. Still, I'm starting to wonder how many more times I can defend the guy for his strange timing. As we'll get to with his player evaluation, Arenas didn't have a very good season, and his inconsistency was one of the many reasons this season was disappointing.
I can't say any more for now. Have at it in the comments section, and I'll come back tomorrow with more coherent thoughts.