Trevor Ariza Rumors

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Trevor Ariza
Trevor Ariza
Position: F-G
Born: 06/30/85
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:194 lbs. / 88 kg.
Salary: $15,000,000
Ariza admits that he’s still not a fan of analytics in terms of putting together a team or determining whether or not there is chemistry between the people on the court, but that he uses certain data to understand a player’s tendencies. “I use it as a scouting tool,” he says. “I want to know some of the trends and tendencies of my opponents so that I can better defend them. If there is a guy on the other team who is not a good shooter according to the numbers, I know I can go under a screen or [play help defense] more than I can with a good shooter.”
Josh Jackson: The Trevor Ariza-Kelly Oubre trade, I kind of saw it coming just being in the league, where anything can happen at any given time. I feel like both teams made a really good decision. Washington got a really good veteran player who is going to help them immediately. We got another young, athletic player we can build around and put out there. It fits our style of play. Trevor, obviously, was my veteran [mentor]. I felt really good just having him around. He still calls me from time to time. He taught me a lot. He gave me advice all the time. He told me to stay strong through it all. The losing can get to you a little bit. Trevor helped me to stay with it and keep pushing.
Josh Jackson: He told me to always be myself and never forget who I am. And what he meant by that is, you see all the money come but don’t change. Always be you. You know who your friends and close family are. There is a lot of nitpicking and people pulling you from who you are. His message to me: ‘Don’t let it change you. You’ve always been a cool and humble guy. You should stay that way on the court and be confident.’ No matter how many shots I miss, no matter how many games I lose, stay confident. I was really sad to see him go. I wanted to have a couple more years with him at least. It definitely makes a difference with all the change. Imagine coming in with all this change every other month, every week. It’s kind of hard to get adjusted to, but I think every guy here has made the best of it and done an amazing job. They’re still here working. It is what it is. I’m going to still keep doing it and make the best of my situation.
Wizzzzards (when said team already has a ‘z’ in its name, adding additional ‘z’s reflects the dysfunction being discussed): No team has been accused of falling short of expectations for longer than Washington, and a 5-11 start was enough to spark a no-punches-pulled practice session on Nov. 20 in which players’ frustrations flew all over the floor. Yet while the Wizards’ front office has been open to discussing any and all members of their core, their Dec. 16 trade with Phoenix for Trevor Ariza signaled (once again) a pivot toward prioritizing playoff contention rather than rebuilding (and no, we’re not going into even bother getting into the tale of two Brookses). For all the focus on the idea of John Wall (too expensive) or Bradley Beal (too good) being traded, it’s small forward Otto Porter who appears most likely to be dealt before the Feb. 7 deadline.