HoopsHype Trevor Ariza rumors

July 6, 2014 Updates
July 3, 2014 Updates

Jared Zwerling: Hearing Wiz are optimistic they'll re-sign Ariza, but likely him, Deng & Hayward waiting on Melo, the real domino in FA. Bron expected back. Twitter @JaredZwerling

Trevor Ariza has generated attention from several teams, including the Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Utah, Cleveland, Houston and Detroit. But the process of the Wizards keeping him could take longer since the 6-foot-8 swingman could serve as a backup plan for teams that fail to attract either Carmelo Anthony or LeBron James, who is sending hints to the rest of the league that he intends to remain in Miami after winning two championships with the Heat. Washington Post

July 2, 2014 Updates

Beal said he had dinner in Los Angeles with Ariza, who has been courted by a number of teams beyond the Wizards, including the Lakers, the Clippers, Miami, Dallas, Utah, Cleveland and Phoenix. “He’s kind of up in the air, but he loves D.C. for sure,” Beal said during a Wednesday phone interview. “We had a successful season this past season, and he’s a big reason why. He’s definitely considering coming back, and hopefully the front office can lure him back in so we can keep building on last season.” Washington Post

July 1, 2014 Updates

Ariza was expected to take a few days, after hearing pitches from other teams, before getting on the phone with president Ernie Grunfeld to discuss a possible deal. However, a person with knowledge of the situation said he may have been "inspired" to just get a deal done such as Gortat who didn't hesitate in re-signing. Plus, Ariza's relationship with Gortat is rock solid. CSNWashington.com

David Aldridge: Wizards met in California today with free agent Trevor Ariza. Meeting went well but Ariza did not yet commit to returning to D.C. Twitter @daldridgetnt

Trevor Ariza is the name that I keep hearing. Right before the draft, I started hearing that Cleveland liked Trevor a lot. They see Andrew Wiggins as a two-guard, so they like the idea of playing Kyrie Irving, Wiggins and Ariza together. It makes sense, since Ariza is a veteran who can contribute on both ends of the floor and who has championship experience. He was huge for Washington last year and really helped them make the jump into the playoffs, which is what Cleveland is trying to do. Ariza is definitely the guy to watch, from what I’m hearing, but it may be tough for the Cavs because A LOT of teams are expressing interest in him. Basketball Insiders

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