Ariza (personal) is listed as out for Monday's game against the Jazz and is without a timeline to rejoin the Thunder. After being traded three times over the offseason, Ariza finally ended up with Oklahoma City once the dust settled. He has yet to report to the team, however, while he remains focused on an ongoing child custody battle that previously prompted him to opt out of joining the Trail Blazers at the NBA bubble in Orlando over the summer. A Thunder squad seemingly in rebuilding mode likely doesn't view the 35-year-old as a key player in the short- or long-term, so he'll be given as much time away from basketball as he needs.
Ariza (personal) remains away from the Thunder and will not play Saturday against the Hornets. Ariza is still tending to a family issue and it remains unclear as to when he will return to the team. At this point it seems unlikely that he will be available for the Thunder's next game against the Jazz on Monday, but we'll see.
Ariza (personal) remains away from the team as Wednesday's opener approaches. The veteran wing is still tending to a family issue, and he's listed as "out" on the official injury report ahead of Wednesday's matchup against the Rockets. It's unclear when Ariza might return to the Thunder, but it wouldn't be surprising if he misses several games to begin the year.
Ariza (personal) remains away from the Thunder and will not play Friday against the Bulls. Ariza is still tending to family matters, and it's unclear when he'll return. He's missed all of the preseason and his status for Wednesday's regular-season opener against the Rockets is certainly in question.
Ariza (personal) will not be with the Thunder as the team begins practice, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports. Ariza is tending to the same family matters that kept him from playing in the bubble with Portland, and he won't be at initial practices for his new team to start the 2020-21 season. The veteran wing's absence is considered indefinite by Oklahoma City, so it's certainly possible that he will miss the beginning of the regular season due to his personal circumstances. Ariza could be the team's starting small forward when he returns.
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