Before the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, David Stern will suspend Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton for the remainder of the NBA season (for those just waking up from seeing the ball drop, published reports state Arenas and Crittenton drew guns on each other, stemming from a dispute over gambling debts). The combination of gambling and gunplay (the only thing missing to make it the perfect storm is if the debt was to be paid off in kilos of coke) is sure to get the attention of the league.
How, if at all, will this affect the Knicks? The buzz around Washington is that the Wizards need to be blown up. The Wizards' locker room allegedly turning to the O.K. Corral will only intensify the call for the dismantling. And if you are an NBA franchise looking for a piece to put you over the top, Caron Butler is well ahead of Jared Jefferies.