HoopsHype Trevor Ariza rumors

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

June 30, 2014 Updates

Now, it is on Riley to replenish a roster that failed in a five-game NBA Finals loss to San Antonio. As Yahoo Sports reported on Saturday, James is pursuing a full max contract extension, beginning at $20.6 million – or something slightly below. Bosh and Wade will need to take pay cuts – Wade's significant – to create the cap space for Miami to be competitive in pursuit of free agent targets that include Kyle Lowry, Luol Deng, Marcin Gortat, Trevor Ariza and Marvin Williams. Yahoo! Sports

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