Apr 27, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards forward Trevor Ariza (1) shoots the ball over Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler (21) in the third quarter in game four of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Verizon Center. The Wizards won 98-89. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Trevor Ariza wants to stay with Washington Wizards


Washington Wizards’ forward Trevor Ariza has found a home with the Washington Wizards and he would certainly like to return to the team.

Michael Lee of The Washington Post has the scoop.

With the Wizards in the midst of one of their most successful campaigns in the past 35 years, Ariza was asked if he wanted to return.

“I don’t know. It would be nice to come back here, but again, who knows what’s going to happen,” said Ariza, denying a rumor that he desires a return to the Western Conference to be closer to family. “That’s not . . . I don’t have to. Wherever I’m wanted. Whoever wants me on their team, I guess.”

Ariza averaged 14.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.6 steals per game this season while shooting 45.6% from the field, 40.7% from beyond the arc and 77.2% from the charity stripe.

In five postseason games, Ariza is averaging 15.6 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.2 steals per game. He’s shooting 49.1% from the field, 46.4% from three and 81.8% from the free throw line.


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