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Trevor Ariza has no regrets about signing with Phoenix in the offseason

Trevor Ariza, Suns

Trevor Ariza says he has no regrets about signing with the Phoenix Suns in free agency during the offseason.

After spending the previous four seasons with the Houston Rockets, Trevor Ariza signed a one-year, $15 million deal with the Suns in July. The Rockets had the best record in the NBA last year and were one game away from reaching the NBA Finals. Instead of bringing Ariza back, though, Houston let the veteran small forward walk in free agency.

“I never have any regrets on anything that I do,” Ariza said, via Duane Rankin of Arizona Central.

Trevor Ariza and the Rockets both would probably like a do-over. Ariza was a big reason why Houston had a top-10 defense last season. Entering Thursday, the Rockets are giving up 109.5 points per game, 12th in the NBA. Their offense isn’t as lethal as it was last season either, as they are only scoring 108.4 points per night, 20th in the league.

Ariza’s name has come up in trade rumors lately. The 33-year-old has been linked to the Los Angeles Lakers. Ariza is doing his best to ignore the rumors and help the Suns win games. Phoenix, however, is just 4-24, the worst record in the league.

Trevor Ariza is averaging 9.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game and shooting 37.3 percent from the field, 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 82.9 percent from the free-throw line.