Trevor Ariza scored 13 points Thursday on 4-of-7 shooting as the Phoenix Suns defeated the Dallas Mavericks 99-89. Ariza grabbed eight rebounds and had five assists, tallying a plus-minus of +7 in his 37:04 on the floor. He tacked on four steals. Ariza went 3 of 6 from behind the arc.
Trevor Ariza scored 13 points with eight rebounds, five assists, four steals and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Mavs on Thursday.
Advice: He returned to action after missing the second half of a back-to-back set on Tuesday. By the time the Suns play their next game on Saturday, Ariza will officially be eligible for a trade, so the last-place Suns could sit him more frequently. If he's traded, he'll likely go to a lower-usage role, so he's not exactly the strongest hold in 12-team leagues.
Trevor Ariza is expected to start Thursday vs. Dallas.
Advice: Ariza was active for Tuesday's game but never left the bench, which coach Igor Kokoskov said was a precautionary move in a back-to-back set. It sounds like Ariza will play a full complement of minutes tonight, but that's not guaranteed -- the Suns also have incentive to keep him healthy with his trade-eligibility coming up soon on Dec. 15.
Coach Igor Kokoskov said he didn't play Trevor Ariza on Tuesday because of it being in the second half of a back-to-back set.
Advice: "It's tough [with] a vet who's been around a long time," Igor said. "If he doesn't start the game, he's a guy who needs rhythm." Igor has openly said he's not going to reveal too much and the Suns continue to be shady with their injury reporting, so you can pretty much throw this quote out the window. Ariza is eligible to be traded on Dec. 15, and a deal may already be agreed upon. Ariza could be revitalized with a trade to Houston, but he may have tough time holding value with the Lakers. He's not the strongest hold in shallower leagues.
The Suns have reportedly have had at least eight teams inquire about the availability of forward Trevor Ariza.
Advice: Per John Gambadoro in Phoenix, the "Lakers are one of those teams but there is nothing close at this time. Suns not interested in KCP and a bench player." ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported over the weekend that L.A. was engaged in talks in a potential three-team deal involving Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. However, if the Suns do trade Ariza, they will be looking for a young point guard in return.
Trevor Ariza was a DNP-CD on Tuesday, as trade rumors swirl around him.
Advice: Josh Jackson got the start and hit just 2-of-14 shots, while Ariza watched from the bench. He's eligible to be traded starting on Dec. 15 and has been linked to several teams, including the Lakers. He may have played his last game for the Suns, a fact that he's probably not too sad about.
Trevor Ariza is on the active list for Tuesday vs. the Spurs, but may not play.
Advice: Suns beat reporter Gina Mizell noted that Ariza is at the arena, but he didn't take the floor for warmups. The Suns are starting Josh Jackson in his place, and you have to wonder if there's a trade brewing -- he's been linked to at least eight teams and the Lakers are currently the favorites.
Trevor Ariza scored 12 points Monday, going 4 of 8 from the field, as the Phoenix Suns fell to the Los Angeles Clippers 123-119 in overtime. Ariza pulled down six rebounds and had three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -5 in his 39:37 of playing time. He added three steals. Ariza went 1 of 1 from behind the arc.
The Lakers are "engaged in talks" to trade for Trevor Ariza, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Advice: The Suns reportedly want "a playmaking guard and a draft asset" in return for Ariza. It sounds like the fundamentals of a deal could be close, since they're "working to reach an agreement with a third team" willing to take on Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's $12 million salary. A trade to L.A. would help the Lakers in reality, but it wouldn't necessarily benefit Ariza's fantasy value while LeBron James, Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram are healthy.
Trevor Ariza scored 10 points with seven rebounds, six assists and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes against the Heat on Friday.
Advice: He was questionable for this game with a knee injury, and Ariza was hobbling a bit in the second half. Ariza's minutes have trended down lately, but it's been about the Suns getting blown out all the time. While the Suns could dial him back to play the young guys, he could be on the trade block. Hey, maybe he goes back to Houston.