HoopsHype Trevor Ariza rumors

July 12, 2014 Updates

Contract discussion are advancing between free agent Trevor Ariza and the Houston Rockets, a person with knowledge of the situation said Saturday. Ariza’s choice to stay with the Wizards or accept a more lucrative offer elsewhere is part of the expected domino effect in NBA free agency a day after LeBron James made his decision. Washington Post

With Anthony out of the picture, the Bulls can now address wing depth and possibly sign Nikola Mirotic with other resources. Of the remaining free agents at wing that are most intriguing, the Bulls have talked to Trevor Ariza and Shawn Marion. But Ariza is advancing on a deal in Houston. Chicago Tribune

Joe Cowley: Source: Bulls are moving away from Melo, still trying to get a S&T done for Gasol and jump in on Ariza. Twitter @suntimes_hoops

The Houston Rockets are seriously pursuing unrestricted free-agent small forward Trevor Ariza, according to sources close to the situation, signaling that they are exploring their options for replacing Chandler Parsons. ESPN.com

Jeff Caplan: Tough thing for Mavs with Bosh staying in Miami is if Hou matches on Chandler, suddenly Mia more attractive for Deng or Ariza. Twitter @Caplan_NBA

July 11, 2014 Updates

It doesn't appear that the Wizards are making any moves Friday, CSNWashington.com has learned, even after the flurry that began with LeBron James' decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. As reported here previously, James wouldn't have a major impact on their chances of keeping Trevor Ariza. All along, the Wizards have been looking at Carmelo Anthony and a new piece to the puzzle -- Chandler Parsons of the Houston Rockets. CSNWashington.com

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