Trevor Ariza
Trevor Ariza
34-Year-Old ForwardF
Portland Trail Blazers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Ariza joins the Kings after playing for the Suns and Wizards last season. Traded to Washington in December, he played a key role for the Wizards, averaging a five-year high in points (14.1) to go along with 5.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 43 appearances for Washington. He continued his sharpshooting by draining 2.1 threes at a 36.8 percent clip, similar to his most recent six-year average of 2.3 three-pointers at 36.1 percent from deep. Ariza can still make an impact on defense, evidenced by his 1.3 steals per game, and similar defensive numbers can be reasonably expected this season. Ariza will play for his eighth team in his 16th season and provide veteran leadership for an up-and-coming Kings squad . He figures to come off the bench behind Harrison Barnes, but Ariza could still be a valuable contributor to the second unit as a reliable source of threes and defense. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $25 million contract with the Kings in July of 2019. Traded to the Trail Blazers in January of 2020.
Personal Bio

Trevor Anthony Ariza was born in 1985 in Miami. His mother Lolita was the most influential person throughout Trevor's youth. Ariza's stepfather, Ken McClary, was a former basketball player at the University of Florida and went on to have an international professional basketball career, which included time with the Sydney Kings of Austrlia's NBL. Trevor draws inspiration from his younger brother, Tajh, who passed away in an accident in 1996. Ariza attended Westchester High School in Los Angeles. He led the Comets to back-to-back CIF Division I State championships during the 2001-02 and 2002-03 seasons. After his championship senior season, Ariza was honored with the 2003 California Mr. Basketball award. As a professional, the athletic forward founded a non-profit organization called The Trevor Ariza Foundation, which was designed to support, educate and advocate for asthmatic athletes and children. Ariza's favorite books are The Art of War, Johnny Long Legs and The Outsiders. Fans can follow the veteran wing on Twitter @TrevorAriza.

College/International Summary

Trevor Ariza played one season of collegiate basketball at the University of California, Los Angeles. During the 2003-04 season, Ariza appeared in 25 games for the Bruins with 23 starts. He was one of four members of the 2003-04 UCLA roster that would go on to play in the NBA. Teammates Ryan Hollins, Cedric Bozeman and Dijon Thompson all wound up playing in the Association. As a freshman, Ariza averaged 11.6 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.7 steals and 0.7 three-pointers over 31.6 minutes per game. At the close of the season, Ariza was named to the 2003-04 Pac-10 All-Freshman team. He ranked fourth in the Pac-10 in steals per game (1.7) and 10th in rebounds per game (6.5). Along with his team-high figures in steals, steals per game and rebounds per game, Ariza led UCLA in total rebounds (162) and offensive rebounds (61). The Miami, Florida native then announced that spring that he would enter the 2004 NBA Draft.

Season-high five threes in win
FPortland Trail Blazers
March 11, 2020
Ariza posted 22 points (7-12 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 3-4 FT), six rebounds, one steal and one block across 37 minutes during Tuesday's 121-105 victory over the Suns.
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Ariza continued his strong play Tuesday, hitting a season-high five threes in the victory over Phoenix. Since the All-Star break, he's averaging 12.0 points on 7.8 shots, plus 5.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.5 steals in 35.5 minutes. Ariza's stretch of performances makes him a strong option for the fantasy playoffs in most leagues.
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2004

Trevor Ariza was drafted by the New York Knicks in the seconnd round (43rd pick) of the 2004 NBA Draft. Despite his second-round rookie status, the UCLA product appeared in 80 games for the Knicks with 12 starts. The 19-year-old averaged 5.9 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 0.9 steals over 17.3 minutes per game. Ariza made his NBA debut on opening night, Nov. 3, with eight points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals during a loss at Minnesota. A January injury to Tim Thomas opened up a starting forward slot for the young Ariza. Between Jan. 23 and Feb. 13, the rookie started 12 games in a row and delivered 10.2 points, 4.1 boards, 1.8 assists and 1.1 steals over 26.3 minutes per start. During that span, Ariza delivered his lone double-double of the season with a season-high 21 points, a season-best 11 rebounds and two steals during a Jan. 25 home loss to the Suns. Ariza had 18 games in which he scored in double figures. The quick forward also swiped two or more steals in 19 games. New York ended the season with a record of 33-49 and did not qualify for the post-season.

2005

Ariza split the 2005-06 season, his second in the Association, between the New York Knicks and the Orlando Magic. He began the year in New York and appeared in 29 of New York's first 31 games. Over that span he averaged 4.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.2 steals from 21 minutes per game. But then Knicks' coach Larry Brown demoted Ariza to a deeper bench role. Lower back spasms also forced a reduction in Ariza's playing time. From Jan. 25 to to Feb. 15, Ariza appeared in only two of the Knicks' 13 games. On Feb. 22, the Knicks traded Ariza and an injured Anfernee Hardaway to the Orlando Magic for Steve Francis. After two brief appearances for the Magic, Ariza became a significant reserve for Orlando's last 18 games. The 20-year-old came off the bench in all 18 contests and generated 5.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 0.8 steals over 15.8 minutes per game. On Apr. 19, the versatile forward double-doubled with 13 points and a career-high 12 rebounds during a loss at Indiana. Orlando finished at 36-46 and did not qualify for the post-season. Ariza finished the season having played in 36 games for the Knicks and 21 contests for the Magic.

2006

The 2006-07 season was Trevor Ariza's third season in the Association and his first full season with the Orlando Magic. After a Feb. 2006 trade brought Ariza from New York to Orlando last season, the versatile forward decided to sign a new three-year agreement with the Magic in July of of 2006. A bruised right foot suffered in the pre-season kept Ariza out of the Magic's first four games. Ariza than came of the bench in 18 straight games for Orlando and posted 6.6 points and 3.7 rebounds over 18.4 minutes per game during that span. Injuries to the Magic lineup then allowed Ariza to start six straight games in mid-December. In those six contests, Ariza upped his production to 11.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.5 steals over 31.4 minutes per start. On Dec. 22, the versatile forward scored a career-high 23 points, to go with six boards, four assists and two steals in a home loss to the Warriors. Ariza was forced to leave Orlando's Jan. 10 road game versus Golden State early due to an injured right knee. The injury turned out to be a grade two sprain of the medial collateral ligament and forced Ariza to miss 20 straight games. Ariza returned to the hardwood on Feb. 25 and posted 14 points, five rebounds and two assists during a close home loss to Houston. Ariza appeared as a reserve in all of Orlando's last 26 games. For the year, Ariza competed in 57 games (seven starts) and tallied a per game career highs in points (8.9) and rebounds (4.4) while shooting an impressive 53.9 percent from the field. Orlando finished at 40-42 and lost to the Pistons in the first round of the playoffs. Ariza contributed off the bench in all four playoff games for Orlando for his first post-season experience.

2007

Ariza's 2007-08 NBA season was highlighted by his second career trade and then an almost-season ending injury. Ariza started the season as reserve wing for the Orlando Magic. He appeared in 11 of the Magic's first 15 games and eked out 3.3 points and 2.2 rebounds over 10.5 minutes per contest. During that time, Ariza was slowed down by a left foot injury. On Nov. 13, the athletic wing registered his lone double-double of the season with 11 points and 11 rebounds during a blowout home win over the Sonics. Seven days later, Ariza was traded by the Magic to the Los Angeles Lakers for Brian Cook and Maurice Evans. In his fourth game as a Laker, on Dec. 4, Ariza scored a season-high 15 points, plus added five boards, four assists and four steals during a win at Minnesota. He received significant playing time with the Lakers. From Dec. 4 to Jan. 17, Ariza played in 21 straight games, with three starts, and produced 7.1 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.1 steals per contest. He also started to find some success with his three point shot, draining 33.3 percent of his shots from behind the arc. But on Jan. 21, Ariza broke a bone his right foot during practice. The injury forced Ariza to miss the Lakers' last 44 regular season games and their first 10 playoff games. Ariza returned in time to play in the Game 2 contest between L.A. and the Spurs in the Western Conference Finals. The Lakers eliminated San Antonio, but lost the NBA Finals in six games to the Boston Celtics. Ariza was only able to make brief appearances in five of the six Finals' games.

2008

In the 2008-09 season, Trevor Ariza played in all 82 regular season games for the Los Angeles Lakers. Ariza also started in a career-high 20 games and averaged a career-best 24.4 minutes per contest. Ariza swiped a career-best 1.7 steals per game, good for ninth in the NBA. He also drastically increased his three-point shooting. After averaging only 0.2 three-point attempts through the first four years of his career, Ariza attempted 2.3 three-pointers per contest in 2008-09. Twice during the season Ariza snagged a career-best five steals. On Mar. 15, Ariza scored a career-high 26 points, to go with three boards, two assists and three steals, during a home win over the Mavericks. The Lakers finished at 65-17 and eliminated the Jazz, Rockets and Nuggets on their way to the 2009 NBA Finals versus Orlando. Ariza started all 23 playoff games for the Lakers and averaged 11.3 points, 4.2 boards, 1.7 three-pointers and 1.6 steals per post-season contest. The Lakers defeated the Magic in five games and Trevor Ariza, for the first time in his career, was an NBA Champion.

2009

In July of 2009, free agent Trevor Ariza signed a five-year agreement with the Houston Rockets. After a successful playoff run last season, Ariva became a definitive NBA starter with the Rockets. He started 71 of the 72 games in which he played for the Rockets and averaged a career-high 36.5 minutes per contest. The extended playing time led to per game career highs in points (14.9), rebounds (5.6), assists (3.8), three-pointers (1.9), steals (1.8) and blocks (0.6). In his third game with Houston, on Oct. 31, Ariza scored a career-high 33 points, plus added three boards, three assists and two steals during a close home win over the Trail Blazers. On Apr. 14, the final game of the regular season, Ariza registered his first career triple-double with 26 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high 10 assists in a home loss to the Hornets. Ariza also had six double-doubles for the season. Houston finished 42-40 and just missed the post-season.

2010

In August of 2010, Ariza was traded by the Rockets to the New Orleans Hornets. New Orleans was Ariza's fifth team in six NBA season. But despite the new location, Ariza remained a starter. The versatile forward started all 75 games in which he appeared for the Hornets. On New Year's Day, Ariza scored a season-high 22 points during a win at Washington. Ariza grabbed 10 rebounds in four games and registered a total of three double-doubles. The Hornets finished at 46-36 and was eliminated by the Lakers in the first round of the playoffs. New Orleans leaned heavily on Ariza in the playoffs. The 25-year-old delivered post-season per game career highs in points (15.5), rebounds (6.5), assists (3.3) and minutes played (40.2) over six playoff games.

2011

During the lockout shortened 2011-12 season, Ariza started in 41 games for New Orleans. A groin injury forced the veteran to miss eight straight games in January. On Feb. 4, Ariza tallied a season-high 26 points, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and two three-pointers during a close loss at Detroit. Six nights later, Ariza posted 23 points, nine boards, five dimes and two steals in a home loss to the Trail Blazers. The athletic forward had two games with seven assists and dished at least five dimes in 11 contests. A March ankle injury forced Ariza to miss 15 of New Orleans' last 19 games. The Hornets ended the year at 21-45 and did not qualify for the post-season.

2012

In June of 2012, the Hornets traded Ariza with Emeka Okafor to the Washington Wizards for Rashard Lewis and a 2012 second round pick. The Wizards were Ariza's sixth NBA team. Injuries forced Ariza to play more of reserve role with Washington: he appeared in 56 games for the Wizards with 15 starts. Ariza started 13 of Washington's first 15 games and averaged 8.1 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.9 steals per contest. On Nov. 21, the 27-year-old grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds, plus added 12 points and three steals, during a one-point loss at Atlanta. But then an early December a calf injury forced the versatile forward to miss 17 straight games. On Mar. 9, Ariza posted a season-high 26 points and 10 rebounds during a home win over the Bobcats. Then, a week later, a left knee injury then forced Ariza to miss nine of Washington's last 18 games. The Wizards finished the season at 29-53 and missed the playoffs.

2013

The 2013-14 season was Trevor Ariza's first full-season with the Wizards after a November 2012 deal brought the versatile forward to Washington last season. He started all 77 games in which he appeared and averaged 35.4 minutes per game, the second highest playing time average of his 10 year NBA career. Ariza's 2013-14 season was very similar to his 2009-10 season with Houston in which he started 71 games and attempted 5.7 threes per game. In 2013-14, Ariza once again attempted 5.7 triples per contest and shot a career-high 40.7 percent from behind the arc, which led to a career-high 2.3 made three-pointers per contest. He started the season with 28 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, six three-pointers and a steal during the Oct. 30 loss at Detroit. Ariza followed that up with another double-double of 12 points and a season-high 14 boards in a Nov. 1 home loss to the 76ers. Ariza had a career-high 11 double-doubles for the season. On Feb. 12, Ariza drained a career-high 10 three-pointers, shooting 10-for-14 from behind the arc, and posted 32 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block during a loss at Houston. On Mar. 1, during a road win over the Sixers, Ariza scored a career-best 40 points with the help of eight three-pointers. The Wizards finished at 44-38 and eliminated the Bulls in the first round of the playoffs before losing to the Pacers in six games during the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Ariza started all 11 of Washington's playoff games. In the Game 4 win versus Chicago, Ariza scored a playoff career-high 30 points, to go with eight boards and two steals.

2014

In July of 2014, Trevor Ariza was part of a 3-team trade that sent him from Washington to the Houston Rockets. This was a homecoming of sorts for Ariza, who arguably had his best season with Houston in 2009-10. During the 2014-15 season, Ariza started all 82 regular season games for the Rockets, which marked the second season in which the versatile forward appeared in 82 contests (2008-09). The 29-year-old veteran delivered per game averages of 12.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists, a career-high 1.9 steals and a career-best 2.4 three-pointers per regular season contest. His 152 steals ranked fourth in the NBA. On Nov. 3, during a win at Philadelphia, Ariza scored a season-high 24 points to go with seven assists, six rebounds and two steals. On Feb. 6, Ariza again scored a season-high 24 points and added six rebounds, three assists and three steals during a home win over the Bucks. On Mar. 21, during a home loss to the Suns, the UCLA product grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds, to go with 15 points, five assists and two steals. Ariza registered three double-doubles for the season and had 33 games in which he scored 15 or more points. Houston finished the season with a record of 56-26 and eliminated the Mavericks and the Clippers on their way to the Western Conference Finals where they faced Golden State. Ariza's Rockets lost to Warriors in five games. Ariza started all 17 playoff games for Houston and averaged 13.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 2.1 three-pointers and 1.8 steals over 38.5 minutes per post-season contest.

2015

Ariza started 81 regular season games for the Houston Rockets during the 2015-16 season. His 2,859 minutes played ranked fourth in the NBA. The 30-year-old veteran delivered per game averages of 12.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 2.3 three-pointers and a career-high 2.0 steals per regular season contest. Ariza's 2.0 steals per game ranked sixth league-wide and his season total of 160 steals ranked fourth in the Association. The rangy forward had a dozen games with four or more steals. Ariza's 185 made three-pointers was the 12th highest NBA total. On Nov. 25, Ariza grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds during a home loss to the Grizzlies. On Jan. 25, Ariza generated a season-high 31 points (aided by 8-of-12 shooting behind the arc), five rebounds, three assists, and three steals during a one-point win at New Orleans. On Feb. 29, Ariza recorded his lone double-double of the season via 20 points, 11 assists, eight rebounds and two steals during a loss at Milwaukee. The Rockets finished the regular season with a mark of 41-41 and lost to the Warriors in the first round of the playoffs. Ariza started all five of Houston's playoff games. In Game 1 of the series, the versatile forward tallied nine points, eight rebounds, one assist and four steals.

2016

For the third season in a row, Ariza started 80 or more games for the Houston Rockets. The durable forward saw 2,773 total minutes of floor time during the 2016-17 season, good for 11th in the Association. And for the second time in three years, Ariza drained a career-high-matching 2.4 three-pointers per game. Ariza's 147 steals for the season ranked third league-wide. In the second game of the season (Oct. 28), the 31-year-old veteran scored a season-high 27 points, with help from 5-of-7 shooting from behind the arc, in a win at Dallas. The sharpshooting wing had nine games with five or more made three-pointers. On Mar. 10, Ariza grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds to go with 13 points and two steals during a blowout win at Chicago. Ariza registered three double-doubles for the season and had 18 games with eight or more rebounds. For the season, Ariza tallied per game averages of 11.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.8 steals per regular season contest. The Rockets finished at 55-27 and eliminated the Thunder in the first round of the playoffs before losing to the Spurs in the Western Conference Semifinals. Ariza started all 11 of Houston's playoff games. During the Game 1 win in the series versus San Antonio, Ariza posted 23 points, four rebounds, two assists, five three-pointers and two steals.

2017

Originally a second-round pick of the Knicks in 2004, Ariza was still going strong at age 32 throughout the 2017-18 season. Counted on to once again play a significant role for the Houston Rockets, Ariza averaged better than 33 minutes (33.9) per game for a fifth consecutive season. In what would end up his final season in Houston, the UCLA product continued to do an excellent job of playing to his strengths. Ariza's two greatest assets are his defense and his three-point shooting, and both were on full display throughout the course of the year. Ariza netted 2.5 threes per contest last season, a new career high. He has averaged better than 2.0 made threes each of the past five campaigns, while his 85.4 percent clip from the free-throw line was also a new high-water mark. Ariza drained a season-high seven triples to help Houston to a win over Denver on Nov. 22. On New Year's Eve, Ariza scored a season-high 26 points during a home win over the Lakers. Defensively, Ariza continued to be one of the NBA's most active and effective defenders. Ariza's 1.5 steals marked the fifth straight season in which he reached that number. Ariza posted three or more thefts on 11 separate occasions. In the playoffs, Ariza's Rockets eliminated the Timberwolves and Jazz on their way to the 2017 Western Conference Finals where they lost to the Warriors in seven games. Ariza started all 17 post-season contests for Houston and averaged 8.8 points per playoff game.

2018

The 2018-19 season was Trevor Ariza's 15th season in the Association. The veteran split the season between Phoenix and Washington. Ariza's season began in with the Suns, where he started in 26 of the Suns' first 29 games. On Oct. 31, Ariza scored 14 points versus San Antonio and reached 10,000 points for his career. On Nov. 19, the veteran posted 10 points, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals at Philadelphia and eclipsed 2,000 assists for his NBA career. Then, on Dec. 17, Ariza was traded from the Suns to the Washington Wizards in exchange for Kelly Oubre Jr. and Austin Rivers. The deal was a bit of a homecoming for the veteran as Ariza had played for the Wizards during the 2012-13 season, as well as part of 2013-14. Despite very similar playing time, Ariza's per game scoring increased from 9.9 with Phoenix to 14.1 with Washington. On Dec. 18, his first game this season with the Wizards, Ariza posted 19 points and eight rebounds, plus matched a career-high with six steals in a loss to Atlanta. On Jan. 24, Ariza exploded for a season-high 27 points, plus two steals and one block, during a loss to the Warriors. He repeated that season-high scoring mark on Mar. 9 during a loss at Minnesota. A groin injury on Mar. 20 forced Ariza to miss nine of Washington's last 10 games. Despite the trade for Ariza, Washington finished the year with a record of 32-50 and did not qualify for the playoffs.

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Transaction History
  • June 24, 2004
    Drafted by the New York Knicks in the 2nd round (43rd pick) of the 2004 NBA Draft.
  • August 1, 2004
    Signed a two-year rookie contract with the New York Knicks.
  • February 22, 2006
    Traded by the New York Knicks with Anfernee Hardaway to the Orlando Magic for Steve Francis.
  • July 1, 2006
    Signed a three-year contract with the Orlando Magic.
  • November 20, 2007
    Traded by the Orlando Magic to the Los Angeles Lakers for Brian Cook and Maurice Evans.
  • July 8, 2009
    Signed a five-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets.
  • August 11, 2010
    As part of a 4-team trade, traded by the Houston Rockets to the New Orleans Hornets; the Indiana Pacers traded Troy Murphy to the New Jersey Nets; the New Jersey Nets traded Courtney Lee to the Houston Rockets; and the New Orleans Hornets traded Darren Collison and James Posey to the Indiana Pacers.
  • June 20, 2012
    Traded by the New Orleans Hornets with Emeka Okafor to the Washington Wizards for Rashard Lewis and a 2012 2nd round draft pick.
  • July 1, 2014
    Signed a four-year deal with the Washington Wizards.
  • July 15, 2014
    As part of a 3-team trade, traded by the Washington Wizards to the Houston Rockets; the Houston Rockets traded Omer Asik, Omri Casspi and cash to the New Orleans Pelicans; the Houston Rockets traded a trade exception to the Washington Wizards; the New Orleans Pelicans traded Alonzo Gee, Scotty Hopson and a 2015 1st round draft pick to the Houston Rockets; and the New Orleans Pelicans traded Melvin Ely to the Washington Wizards.
  • July 6, 2018
    Signed a one-year deal as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns.
  • December 17, 2018
    Traded by the Phoenix Suns to the Washington Wizards for Kelly Oubre Jr. and Austin Rivers.
  • July 7, 2019
    Signed a two-year deal as a free agent with the Sacramento Kings.
  • January 18, 2020
    Traded from the Sacramento Kings -- along with Wenyen Gabriel and Caleb Swanigan -- to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Kent Bazemore, Anthony Tolliver and two second-round picks.
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Ariza has spent the last four seasons operating as a 3-and-D wing for the Rockets. During the 2017-18 campaign specifically, the veteran knocked down 2.5 three-pointers per game at a 36.8 percent clip, while chipping in with 1.5 steals defensively. He added 11.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists as well, thriving in an uptempo offense alongside superstars James Harden and Chris Paul. However, Ariza elected to go for a big payday this offseason, rather than rejoining a championship contender in Houston, so he's set to head to Phoenix on a one-year, $14 million contract. Ariza won't be playing alongside guys with the talent level of Harden or Paul, but Devin Booker is an established up-and-coming star and the Suns also just drafted No. 1 overall pick Deandre Ayton back in June. What Ariza's role will be in Phoenix is somewhat unclear at this point in time, but his main expectation will likely be to provide veteran leadership to a young roster and also a defensive intensity that rubs off on his teammates. Considering the Suns youth and the fact that they aren't competing for a championship, there's a chance the staff opts to turn towards developing those players at points during the season rather than giving Ariza extended workloads, so that could negatively impact the veteran's Fantasy value. Still, his ability to open the floor and make an impact on defense could earn him a starting role at one of the forward spots from the get go. Ariza is unlikely to flirt with top-100 value, so he's likely only someone to consider late in drafts as a steals and three-pointer specialist with strong percentages.
Ariza's 2016-17 season was more of the same for the 32-year-old forward. He started all 80 games he played in, providing a deep-ball threat to space the floor for MVP finalist James Harden in one of the higher paced offenses in the league. He did shoot just 34.4 percent from the three-point line, his lowest mark since 2011-12, which directly correlated with a drop in his scoring to 11.7 points per game. He added 5.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.8 steals and 2.4 three-pointers, all of which held fairly stable from a year prior. Looking forward to the 2017-18 campaign, the Rockets traded for Chris Paul, another playmaker who will slot in next to Harden in the backcourt. With yet another elite passer added to the roster, Ariza should have no problem getting open looks on the perimeter, so it wouldn't be surprising if his three-point percentage climbed back up after a relatively down year. The addition of P.J. Tucker could come at the expense of a few of Ariza's minutes, though there still shouldn't be any drastic changes to his overall production. Fantasy owners should continue to expect a three-point specialist with good, but not great production elsewhere across the box score.
In his second season with the Rockets, Ariza bolstered his reputation as an underrated fantasy asset at the forward spot. Ariza started 81 games, averaging 12.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.0 steals in 35.3 minutes per game. In addition to those useful, but not standout numbers, Ariza derived value from his volume three-point shooting, and the hiring of new coach Mike D’Antoni should help the veteran sustain, if not build upon, last season’s 2.3 made threes per game, the second-highest number of his career. Houston added both Eric Gordon and Ryan Anderson in free agency, but neither player should encroach upon Ariza’s grasp on the starting small forward position. If healthy, Ariza will likely approach the 35-minute-per-game plateau for the fourth straight season, which should enable him to sustain the counting stats that have made him an excellent all-around producer. While his assists and steals numbers are unlikely to make much of a leap, it’s reasonable to believe Ariza’s rebounding could improve. His 4.6 rebounds per 36 minutes last season were the fewest of his career by a considerable margin.
In his first season back with the Rockets, Ariza averaged 12.8 points, 2.4 three-pointers, 5.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 0.2 blocks in 36 minutes per game while appearing in all 82 contests. He also posted career highs in steals (1.9) and three-pointers (2.4) per game. Coach Kevin McHale uses Ariza in a 3-and-D role, where Ariza uses most of his energy on defense and spreads the floor as a spot-up shooter on offense. While Ariza shot the three at a decent, 35 percent rate, his overall scoring average decreased and, more concerningly, his field goal percentage sunk from 46 percent in 2013-14 to 40 percent last season. That drop-off was unexpected, but it's likely a byproduct of Ariza attempting more three-pointers than ever before. Per Basketball-Reference, two-point shots accounted for only 39 percent of Ariza's attempts last season - by far a career-low - while his 61 percent three-point attempt rate was the highest of his career by nearly 10 percentage points. The Rockets made some changes this offseason, but Ariza still projects to serve as the starting shooting guard, and his role will likely be much the same as it was in 2014-15. He relies heavily on the playmaking ability of James Harden to generate open, perimeter looks, and the Rockets' addition of Ty Lawson provides the team with another player capable of penetrating and creating opportunities for others.
After losing Chandler Parsons to the Dallas Mavericks, and missing out on a bunch of other key free agents, the Rockets found it essential to lock up Trevor Ariza to be their starter at the small forward position. Ariza is coming off a career year with the Wizards where he put up his highest scoring average since the 2009-10 season at 14.4 points per game, and posted a career best in rebounds with 6.2 per game. Ariza also ended the season averaging 2.5 assists, 1.6 steals, and 2.3 three-pointers made, while playing in 35 minutes per game. His shooting will be used to open up the lane for both James Harden and Dwight Howard, and he'll look to try and duplicate his stellar shooting percentages last season of 46 percent from the field and a career best 41 percent from behind the arc. While it may be hard to believe that Ariza will duplicate his scoring averages and percentages, he is joining a team where opponents' defensive focus will be placed squarely on Harden and Howard, which should allow Ariza some space to get off a bunch of shots. Look for him to get plenty of minutes, as he's coming off one of the healthiest years he's had in his 10-year career.
Ariza could become a jack-of-all-trades player for the Wizards this season. He knows he'll have to back up the both forward positions and shooting guard, saying in August, "I'm going to compete...just go out there and play. Not any particular position, just whatever the coaches ask of me, I try to do." While his numbers were down across the board last year, the Wizards need his veteran presence. RotoWire hoops guru Andre' Snellings wisely reminded me that Ariza's "garbage-man type" skills do complement the young backcourt and should hold up despite lesser minutes. Last year's end-of-season knee injury should be fully healed.
After two productive years in New Orleans, Ariza is now the Wizards starting small forward, playing on his sixth team in nine years. The Wizards didn’t get much production from the three last year, and Ariza is certainly an upgrade over Jan Vesely and Chris Singleton. Washington’s new nucleus could be good enough to contend for the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference, and if that’s the case, Ariza should see the 32-plus minutes per game he has seen over the past three seasons. He has averaged 10-plus points, 5-plus boards and 1.5-plus steals per game in each of those seasons. The one drawback here is his poor shooting percentages. Last season was the first time he has shot better than 40 percent from the field since the 2008-09 season, and he has never been a 35 percent three-point shooter. Still, late in the draft, there is enough to like here, and the crop of ownable small forwards gets ugly in a hurry after Ariza.
Ariza is a highly inefficient small forward, but gets big minutes because of his ability to play defense. That he hits three-pointers and collects more than the average number of steals has made Ariza fantasy relevant even while shooting just 40 percent from the field, 30 percent from three-point range and 70 percent from the charity stripe last season. His role on the Hornets this year will be similar to last season’s; Ariza will play tough defense, and he’ll get sporadic touches on offense when Chris Paul deems it least destructive. If you’re looking for help with threes and steals late in drafts and can stomach the poor shooting percentages, Ariza would be a decent player to target.
Since Michael Lewis's article ("The No-Stats All-Star") about Houston's front office and its use of advanced stats was published in the New York Times Magazine in February of 2009, every move made by Rockets GM Daryl Morey carries with it an extra air of authority. And when Houston signed Laker cast-off Trevor Ariza for roughly the same contract that Los Angeles signed former-Rocket Ron Artest, that authority was put to the test. How did it work out for the Rockets? Well, they didn't win a World Championship – though that's not the only way to tell, obviously. Maybe more telling is that Houston sent Ariza away as part of a four-way trade early this August. For fantasy purposes, Ariza is actually deceptively valuable. His field goal percentage (39.4) was terrible last season, and though it crept up towards respectable levels later in the season (44.1% over the season's last two months), Ariza's jump shot isn't exactly his bread and butter – nor does his free throw percentage (just 64.9) suggest it's likely to improve by much. What Ariza does do is hit threes (1.9 per game last season, probably a reason for the low FG%) and, in particular, get steals. His average of 1.8 steals per game last season placed him a full two standard deviations above the mean for rosterable players. Translation from the nerd: he's really good at it.
A 6-8 defensive specialist, Ariza made a name for himself as a key member of the Lakers’ championship squad last season, consistently knocking down big shots and making key defensive plays along the way. He has since left the Lakers to move to a featured role in Houston, making him an intriguing fantasy prospect. Ariza had been an injury-plagued journeyman in the early part of his career, missing an average of 39 games per season in the three years leading up to 2008. He has also never played more than 24 minutes per game, and was a role player/fifth option on last year’s Lakers. On the other hand, Ariza’s per-36 minute averages for the last several years have been rock-solid at around 13 points, seven boards, three assists and two steals on good shooting percentages from the field. And in 31 minutes/game in last season’s playoffs, Ariza validated those estimates by averaging 11.3 points, 4.2 boards, 2.3 assists, 1.6 steals and a noteworthy 1.7 treys per while shooting 50 percent from the field over 23 games. Ariza is long, athletic, and as the new starting small forward on an injury-ravaged Rockets team he has the opportunity to play full-time minutes as featured offensive option for the first time in his career. Injuries are still a concern, as are his struggles from the free throw line (career 66% FT), but Ariza has plenty of upside on his new team.
An aggressive defensive player with a propensity for highlight-reel dunks, but the competition for minutes in the Laker frontcourt makes Ariza a long shot to produce on a regular basis.
Ariza is an intriguing player who could really see a big improvement in his overall numbers this year. He was just beginning to play well in December when he got injured and lost almost a month. He came back and played decently down the stretch, giving the Magic hope that he could become a good player for them this season. He has good size and is a good rebounder for a guard, but he won't make many threes, and his free-throw percentage is horrendous. However, he did shoot over 50 percent from the field last season, a very good clip for a guard. Ariza will likely increase his scoring to somewhere between 10 and 15 points per game and should have his best season yet.
Ariza is a young, athletic talent with a lot of potential, but is unfortunately stuck behind Hill and Turkoglu. He shouldn't see more than 15 minutes a game.
This 6’8” pogo stick was a second-round find out of UCLA for Isiah Thomas; if Ariza had stayed in school for another year or two, he’d likely have been lottery material. Ariza is long, quick and athletic but very, very raw. Look for him to play a key role for New York off the bench this season, but real worthwhile fantasy numbers might be another year away.
Ariza is a 2004 second-round draft pick who came out of UCLA two years early. He faces an uphill battle to make the opening night roster and appears a likely candidate for the three-man injured reserve list.
Ariza left UCLA after his freshman year and will not have much impact for the Knicks this season. He's a likely candidate for the injured reserve this season.
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Ariza posted 17 points (5-9 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 4-5 FT), five rebounds, three assists and one steal across 36 minutes during Friday's 127-117 loss to the Suns.
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Strong two-way effort in win
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March 5, 2020
Ariza recorded 15 points (3-5 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 7-8 FT), four assists, three rebounds, two steals and two blocks across 34 minutes during Wednesday's 125-104 win over the Wizards.
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Only eight points in loss
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February 28, 2020
Ariza finished with eight points (3-10 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 0-1 FT), four assists, one rebound and one steal in 37 minutes during Thursday's 106-100 loss to Indiana.
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Efficient scoring night in loss
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February 26, 2020
Ariza compiled 17 points (5-6 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 5-5 FT), eight rebounds, two assists and two steals in 38 minutes during Tuesday's 118-106 loss to the Celtics.
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Shines against Heat
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February 10, 2020
Ariza recorded 21 points (7-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 5-5 FT), five assists, four rebounds, three steals and a block across 39 minutes during Sunday's win over the Heat.
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