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Gilbert Arenas has played in the NBA since the 2011-12 season. (Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images) Gilbert Arenas has not played in the NBA since the 2011-12 season. (Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Former NBA player Gilbert Arenas says he has been training for a return to the NBA.

TMZ recently caught up with Arenas and he confirmed that he hasn't retired from basketball but is attempting a comeback in hopes of making a roster as soon as next season.

Arenas, 31, is making $22,346,536 this season after being amnestied by the Orlando Magic in December 2011. This season, he is third-highest paid player in the league.

Arenas last played in the NBA during the 2011-12 season, appearing in 17 games for the Memphis Grizzlies. In his 11-year career, he averaged 20.7 points, 5.3 assists, 3.9 rebounds per game. GOLLIVER & MAHONEY: Give And Go: The NBA’s best of 2013

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