Wizards acquire Trevor Ariza

NBA trade fizzles amid bizarre confusion over namesakes

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With the Nets assistant GM Trajan Langdon attending the Suns Spurs game, and Ariza's recent DNP even though being healthy, it looks like trade talks are advancing.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Shams Charania of The Athletic report that the Suns, Wizards and Grizzlies have agreed on a multi-team deal that would send Ariza to Washington, Austin Rivers to Phoenix and Kelly Oubre to Memphis.

Wojnarowski added that the Suns (5-24) want a "playmaking guard and a draft asset" in exchange for Ariza. Those demands were seemingly not met, as they declined a three-team deal. As the ESPN reporter says, the Grizzlies are unwilling to give up Canadian guard Dillon Brooks, who is now recovering from an MCL sprain and isn't slated for a return until the end of December.

Second-round draft compensation is also expected to be included.

It has become inevitable that Trevor Ariza will be traded before finishing his only season with the Suns.

This deal will not be able to launchpad until December 15 as both Ariza and Caldwell-Pope just signed new contracts during the National Basketball Association offseason.

The Washington Wizards have reached an agreement to acquire Phoenix Suns forward Trevor Ariza in a three-team deal, league sources said told ESPN on Friday night.

Coming off a career-year last season with the Clippers where he averaged 15.1 points, 2.4 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 1.2 steals per game, Rivers struggled in Washington averaging just 7.0 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 2.0 assists on 38.6 percent shooting in 28 games.

The Wizards are a disappointing 11-18 this season as well.

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