Arenas' arsenal

The Washington Wizards say Gilbert Arenas stored unloaded firearms in a locked container in his locker, and the NBA also is looking into the situation.

The Wizards say there was no ammunition in the container, and Arenas and the team have notified authorities.

Arenas told the Washington Times he took his guns to the Verizon Center after his daughter was born this month. About a week later, he said, he handed them over to team security to give to police.

Local stars

Here's an update on some of the younger local players in the NBA:

Sacramento's Tyreke Evans (American Christian Academy) has established himself as a rookie-of-the-year candidate. The 20-year-old is averaging 20.4 points and 5.0 assists per game, and led the Kings' comeback from a 35-point deficit Monday vs. Chicago.

Jason Thompson (Lenape High) is the Kings' third-leading scorer, after Kevin Martin and Evans. In his second season out of Rider, he has improved his scoring average from 11.1 points to 15.5 and his rebounding per game from 7.4 to 9.2.

Rookie Gerald Henderson (Episcopal Academy) has played 20 games for Charlotte off the bench, averaging 3.4 points in a little more than nine minutes per game.

Wayne Ellington (Episcopal Academy) has played 28 games for Minnesota but started only one. The rookie is averaging 4.7 points in 161/2 minutes.

Out for the season

Portland Trail Blazers center Joel Przybilla is expected to miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery to repair his ruptured right patella tendon.


- Staff and wire reports