Blazers commentator thrashes Trevor Ariza for lackluster defense
Trevor Ariza has been known as a great defender throughout his 16-year NBA career. However, when matched up against the offensive juggernaut that is Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker, Ariza was bound to get embarrassed at least once. During Friday’s matchup between the Suns and the Portland Trail Blazers, Booker blew by Ariza on the perimeter before getting fouled at the rim. Ariza would then have words to say to his teammate Hassan Whiteside which inspired the game’s announcer to roast the veteran Ariza.
Ariza and the Blazers would end up getting blown out in Phoenix by a score of 127-117, while the 6-foot-8 small forward would record 17 points, five rebounds and four assists in 36 minutes.
On the season, the 34-year-old is putting up 10.7 points 4.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game while shooting 49.6 percent from the field and 38.9 percent from beyond the arc.
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