Trevor Ariza likely to miss the rest of the season
According to the coach earlier today (via The Athletic’s Fred Katz), Brooks said that there’s a “good chance” that Ariza will miss the rest of the season with his injury. For the moment, he’ll definitely be out against the Bulls when the Wizards take them on tomorrow night.
Scott Brooks said there’s a good chance Trevor Ariza misses the rest of the season. He’s definitely out for tomorrow against the Bulls
— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) April 2, 2019
Ariza initially suffered the groin strain last week against the Los Angeles Lakers, and was scratched from the contest after apparently re-aggravating the issue. Should his season be over, Ariza will have ended it averaging career lows in points, but doing pretty well elsewhere, as he’s averaging 9.9 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game.
At the beginning of the year, Ariza left the confines of the Houston Rockets to sign a one-year deal with the Phoenix Suns. Initially thought to be a signing that heralded a new era for the Suns, Ariza was unable to shake off early slumps, and quickly seemed to have given up on the team shortly into the season. From there, he was traded to the Washington Wizards in a package that netted the Suns Kelly Oubre Jr.
Now, he’ll once again head into an offseason as a free agent, and will likely be looking at joining a team that will be a contender next season, such as the Los Angeles Lakers, or possibly even the Houston Rockets depending on how things shake out.