NBA Rumor: Trevor Ariza Free Agency
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Lakers intend to waive Trevor Ariza
Shams Charania: The Los Angeles Lakers intend to waive Trevor Ariza and use roster spot to convert a young player prior to Sunday’s deadline to sign a player, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Open roster spot now provides flexibility to add to roster.
Harrison Faigen: The Lakers have officially signed Trevor Ariza. pic.twitter.com/I34fDONls1
John Hollinger: Ariza deal removes a sign-and-trade option for Miami to put into a DeRozan exchange. Still have Igoudala, Bjelly, Oladipo as potential big dollar components.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent F Trevor Ariza has agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, his agents Aaron Mintz, Steven Heumann and Erika Ruiz of @CAA Sports tell ESPN.
Heat interested in re-signing Goran Dragic, Trevor Ariza at team-friendly prices
Though Dragic is unlikely to return to the Heat at his $19.4 million team option, Miami does have interest in re-signing him at a more affordable price, according to a source. The Heat also has interest in re-signing Trevor Ariza. Both Dragic and Ariza have Bird Rights, meaning Miami can exceed the cap to re-sign them if the Heat operates as an over-the-cap team.
Lakers would have interest in Trevor Ariza
As of now, both Ariza and George Hill are expected to begin the season on the Thunder roster. There is also interest in Hill’s services around the league.
Kings land Trevor Ariza
Since Durant is expected to miss all of next season after rupturing his right Achilles tendon against Toronto in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, the Warriors still considered it a priority to sign wing players. Such candidates could include Wesley Matthews and Trevor Ariza, though such signings hinge on them willing to accept a pay cut. The Warriors had considered Rudy Gay as a top target, but he reportedly agreed to a two-year, $32 million deal to stay with the San Antonio Spurs.
Jonathan Feigen: I asked Trevor Ariza about free agency. He said. “I have no idea.”
Scott Bordow: Ariza press conference tomorrow. No news on Booker extension but possibly something by end of weekend. Again, expect the deal to get done
Scott Bordow: Robert Sarver told me during season Suns wanted to bring in players who knew how to win. That’s Ariza. Contract makes sense. But adds to a crowded position. Won’t be surprised at all if a trade is coming at some point
Shams Charnia: Houston free agent Trevor Ariza has agreed to a one-year, $15M deal with the Phoenix Suns, league sources tell Yahoo.
Scott Bordow: Can confirm: Suns will sign Trevor Ariza for one year, $15 million
David Hardisty: I’m hearing the Ariza-to-Phoenix rumors are very legit.
Kevin O’Connor: The Suns are interested in Rockets free agent forward Trevor Ariza, per sources. Avery Bradley and Julius Randle also mentioned as targets. The Suns can create around $18 million in salary cap space.
If Houston small forward Trevor Ariza can’t find a big-time payday with the Rockets or anyone else, the prospect of joining the Warriors on a one-year deal is known to be of interest.
The Rockets are expected to give Paul a maximum contract, re-sign restricted free-agent center Clint Capela and work to re-sign reserves Luc Mbah a Moute and Gerald Green, sources told The Undefeated. The valuable defensive specialist Trevor Ariza could be an odd man out.
Shams Charania: Sources: Houston free agent Trevor Ariza, one of the top wings on the market, plans to schedule meetings with interested teams after free agency opens July 1. No truth on Ariza demanding $50-60M.
Tim Bontemps: If there were doubts about the Rockets not being on the same page, a massive contingent is on hand here at the NBA Awards show — including pending free agents Trevor Ariza and Chris Paul. Positive sign toward both of them returning.
Throughout his career, Ariza has signed relatively team-friendly deals, never earning more than $8.5 million per season. According to a person with knowledge of Ariza’s thinking, the veteran small forward will seek a larger deal once free agency arrives.
Ariza is believed to want a contract in the range of $50-60 million over 4-5 years, more than $30-40 million Houston would likely offer. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak on the record about Ariza or the Rockets’ free agency plans.
Specifically, Haynes mentioned how the signing of Omri Casspi didn’t help them enough in the wing shooting department, and that Ariza could help remedy that. Via the TK Show: “I’m going to throw one name out there. He’d have to take a tremendous pay cut, but I think at the end of the day he wants to win. … If you’re trying to bring in somebody, a wing player, who’s durable … a proven vet … Trevor Ariza. I think would fit tremendously. I’m not sure he’s going to sign back in Houston.
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June 3, 2023 | 7:24 pm EDT Update
Terry Stotts heads back to Milwaukee as assistant
Adrian Wojnarowski: Terry Stotts is finalizing a deal to join Adrian Griffin’s new coaching staff with the Milwaukee Bucks, sources tell ESPN. Stotts won 402 games and made eight straight playoff trips as Portland’s coach. He was the Bucks’ coach for 146 games, ending in 2007.
Phoenix Suns associate head coach Kevin Young is staying with the franchise on a new $2 million annual deal that’ll make him the NBA’s highest-paid assistant coach, sources told ESPN on Saturday. The Suns were determined to keep Young on new coach Frank Vogel’s staff and made a significant commitment to keep him from following former coach Monty Williams to the Detroit Pistons, sources said.
Fast-forward four years, and they’re teammates on a No. 8-seed Heat team that has clawed its way to the NBA Finals. Highsmith still remembers the lessons Butler imparted to him in Philadelphia. “Working out twice a day, three times a day, which he would do sometimes,” he says. “Also understanding your body, not pushing it too far where you’re feeling not the best. Maintaining good diet as well.”
Clutch Points: Jeff Green says Kevin Garnett helped him become more vocal: “When I was with Boston, I didn’t talk much, I was very quiet. But now, I can’t stop talking, so I guess to a small extent, I’m like [Kevin Garnett]. I think being vocal is big… He used to tell me all the time, ‘you gotta speak up. You gotta talk. You gotta talk!’” (via @TomerAzarly) pic.twitter.com/luG9VkTeJZ
Nick DePaula: The Joker debuted the upcoming Nike GT Jump 2 today at #NBAFinals practice 👀👀 pic.twitter.com/TCnFC6Gc3d
June 3, 2023 | 6:30 pm EDT Update
James Borrego will be top assistant for Pelicans
Adrian Wojnarowski: ESPN Sources: James Borrego has agreed to become New Orleans’ associate head coach. Borrego spent four seasons as Charlotte’s head coach, including back-to-back play-in berths. Pelicans are eager to incorporate his offensive philosophy.
Jake Fischer: James Borrego was in the mix with Brooklyn, Milwaukee, Dallas in addition to NOLA. Kevin Ollie also drew interest from the Pelicans. With Terry Stotts another Bucks associate candidate, Frank Vogel’s signing in Phoenix has seemed to start the next layer of this coaching carousel.