First, three quick things on the whole Gilbert opting out saga:
1)Bill Simmons' take on the situation, from his chat today:
SportsNation Bill Simmons: See, now THAT was the biggest story of the weekend. For teams with expiring contracts that have a real chance to get under the cap next summer, Gilbert now becomes the big fish - he's still in his mid-20's, he's a franchise guy, you can sell tickets with him, etc. etc. I feel like that one announcement totally changed the off-season. Before Arenas, there were no potential superstars available in 2008. Now there are. So that changes the thinking of teams like the Celtics, the Hawks, the Bobcats, the Bucks and some other young teams that were thinking about absorbing a big contract this summer. Imagine Arenas with Pierce, jefferson and Corey Brewer? Yee hah!
2)A good piece from Nate Jones over at FanHouse about why Gilbert not hiring an agent might be a good thing.
3)Blogger extraordinaire Unsilent Majority gives his take on why he thinks that Arenas will stay over at Deadspin.
Finally, the NBA has announced a new TV partner for next year. I'm not going to tell you who it is, just watch the trailer:
On second thought, maaaaaaybe not.