4 Most Impressive Records Gilbert Arenas Still Owns

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On June 27th, 2001, Gilbert Arenas was drafted by the Warriors 21 years ago, making it a great time to look at all of the remarkable records and historic achievements the legendary Point Guard has to his name.

Gilbert Arenas was selected in the second round (31st overall) by the Golden State Warriors in the 2001 NBA Draft. Arenas, or “Agent Zero,” quickly became a fan favorite due to his ability to score, pass, and close out games by hitting CLUTCH shots to walk away with the upper hand. Arenas spent two seasons with the Warriors before signing a league-altering six-year, $6o million contract with the Washington Wizards in 2003 that changed the financial earning potential for second round picks. 

The California native played ball at Arizona University for two seasons before declaring for the Draft. In his time at Arizona, Arenas partnered up with Richard Jefferson and took the Wildcats to the 2001 NCAA Championship, falling just short to the Duke Blue Devils. Although Arenas fell to the second round due to some pre-draft immaturity concerns, he won the 2002-03 Most Improved Player award during his second NBA season and earned a significant and well-deserved raise from his new home in the Nation’s Capital.  

Agent 0 partnered with legends like Antawn JamisonCaron Butler, and Larry Hughes in Washington. Arenas made his first All-Star appearance in 2005, followed by two more appearances in 2006 and 2007 with DC. Although Arenas was never able to bring a championship to the District, his work ethic, clutch shot-making, and impressive records will always be admired and respected by the Washington fanbase.

Here are some of the greatest records to know about Gilbert Arenas:

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Gilbert Arenas made teams regret passing on him in the first round of the 2001 NBA draft

Career resume:

  • 3x NBA All-Star
  • 2007 All-NBA 2nd Team, 2x 3rd Team
  • 2003 NBA Most Improved Player
  • Only season of 29+ PPG/6+ APG/2+ SPG at age-24 or younger ever
  • Most PTS (16) in OT of 1 game in NBA history

Washington nicknamed him “Agent Zero” because of his clutch shot-making ability and phenomenal performances

Gilbert Arenas’ Wizards records:

  • PTS (60) in 1 game
  • FTM (23) in 1 game
  • FTA (27) in 1 game
  • Consecutive games (6) of 25+ PTS & 2 STL
  • Career games (2) of 35+ PTS/5+ STL/50+ FG%
  • 1st with 6+ 3PM in 1 Playoff game

Nobody could step up and get as dialed in as Agent Zero in clutch moments

Most PTS during OT of 1 game in NBA history:

1. 2006 Gilbert Arenas (16)

T2. 2005 Earl Bokins (15)

T2. 2021 Collin Sexton (15)

T3. 2022 Luguentz Dort (14)

T3. 2009 Dirk Nowitzki (14)

Arenas was nearly unstoppable when he got rolling, with some of the best scoring performances in DC history

Most PTS during 1 game in Washington Wizards history:

T1. 2006 Gilbert Arenas (60)

T1. 2021 Bradley Beal (60)

3. 1968 Earl Monroe (56)

4. 2020 Bradley Beal (55)

5. 2006 Gilbert Arenas (54)


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