Ariza and the Kings agreed to terms Sunday on a two-year, $25 millions contract, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Ariza was not expected to return to the Wizards, but it was unclear where he would go. He will now bring a veteran presence to an up-and-coming Kings team. The 34-year-old will presumably provide depth at both forward positions for Sacramento.
Head coach Scott Brooks said Tuesday that Ariza (groin) is unlikely to play again this season, Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Ariza has already missed the last three games with a left groin strain, and the veteran swingman being ruled out for the rest of the season isn't too surprising to hear given where the Wizards currently stand. Ariza will now re-enter free agency this offseason after signing a one-year, $15 million deal for this year.
Ariza (groin) will be held out of Sunday's game against the Nuggets, Candace Buckner of The Washington Post reports.
Ariza is set to miss his third-straight game with a left groin strain. Given that he's without a timeline for return, he can be considered day-to-day going into Wednesday's tilt with the Bulls.
Ariza (groin) won't play Friday against Utah.
Ariza will miss his second straight contest while battling a left groin strain. He'll continue to be evaluated on a day-to-day basis and should be considered questionable for Sunday's clash with Denver.
Ariza (groin) won't play Wednesday against the Suns.
As expected, Ariza will sit out Wednesday after exiting Tuesday's loss to the Lakers when he aggravated the left groin injury that had sidelined him the previous two games. Given the recurring nature of the injury as well as the Wizards' status as a non-contending team, there's a decent chance Ariza misses additional time beyond Wednesday. Bobby Portis will likely rejoin the starting five at power forward alongside Thomas Bryant with Ariza sitting.
Ariza is doubtful to return to Tuesday's game against the Lakers due to a strained left groin.
Ariza was a game-time call with a groin issue heading into Tuesday's contest, and it appears he's aggravated the issue. He'll likely land on the injury report ahead of Wednesday's contest against the Suns.
Ariza (groin) will get the start at power forward for Tuesday's tilt against the Lakers.
Ariza was upgraded from doubtful to game-time decision about 90 minutes before tip-off, and it did not take long for him to be confirmed as a starter. His groin is clearly feeling better, and given he has only been sidelined the previous two games, he figures to resume his usual role with the team.
Ariza (groin) will be a game-time decision Tuesday against the Lakers, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports.
Ariza was previously listed as doubtful, so this seems to be a bit of an upgrade. He'll go through pregame warmups before determining if he can make his return after being out the past two games.
Ariza (groin) is listed as doubtful for Tuesday's game against the Lakers.
Ariza strained his groin last week, and the Wizards aren't expecting to have him back Tuesday, so rookie Troy Brown will likely make another start on the wing. With the Wizards playing a back-to-back Wednesday in Phoenix, it wouldn't be a surprise if Ariza is held out of that contest, as well.
Ariza (groin) is out Saturday against the Heat, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports.
A strained left groin will keep Ariza out for a second straight game. Troy Brown will start in his place once more.
Ariza (groin) did not go through shootaround Saturday morning, Candace Buckner of the Washington Post reports.
Ariza is already carrying a doubtful designation, and his absence only adds to the notion that he'll be unavailable Saturday night for the second straight game.
Ariza (groin) is listed as doubtful for Saturday's game against the Heat.
Ariza is in line for a second straight absence since straining his left groin in Wednesday's game against the Bulls. Troy Brown will likely get another start at small forward in his absence.
Ariza (groin) won't play Thursday against the Nuggets, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports.
As expected, a strained left groin will keep Ariza out Thursday. In his place, Troy Brown will draw the start, with Bobby Portis and Jabari Parker also candidates to see expanded roles.
Ariza (groin) is listed as doubtful for Thursday's game against the Nuggets.
Ariza suffered a groin injury in the first half of Wednesday's game against the the Bulls and was held out for the rest of the game. It's still unclear how severe the injury is for Ariza, but the Wizards likely won't be in any rush to bring the veteran back. With Ariza likely sidelined, Troy Brown and Sam Dekker should both be in line for additional minutes.
Ariza (groin) won't return to Wednesday's game against the Bulls.
Ariza injured his groin during the first half Wednesday and will miss the rest of the game. It's unclear how severe Ariza's injury is but a more concrete timeline should be provided ahead of Thursday's tilt with Denver clarifying his availability.
Ariza (knee) is available to play Friday night against Charlotte.
Ariza was a late addition to the injury report due to right knee soreness, but the Wizards have reported that he's ready to roll. The UCLA product will be without a minutes restriction Friday evening, per Fred Katz of The Athletic.
Ariza will be a game-time decision for Friday's game against Charlotte due to a sore right knee.
Ariza popped up on the injury report Thursday evening after being held to just two points over 22 minutes Wednesday against the Magic. The Wizards should provide more insight on his availability following Friday morning's shootaround.
Ariza totaled 11 points (5-14 FG, 1-7 3Pt), 10 rebounds and three assists across 37 minutes in the Wizards' win over the Kings on Monday.
It was a rare double-double for Ariza, though he has contributed significantly this season regardless. In six games in the month of March, Ariza is averaging 15.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists.
Ariza accumulated 27 points (8-13 FG, 7-11 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four assists, three rebounds, and one steal in 41 minutes during Saturday's 135-130 overtime loss to the Timberwolves.
Ariza has scored at least 22 points in three of the last six games, but he has also finished in single digits in three of the last seven. Nevertheless, he amassed a season high in made threes while matching his season high in scoring, and he has been a solid option across all formats since the mid-December trade.
Ariza scored 22 points (8-14 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 3-5 FT) and collected six rebounds along with three assists over 35 minutes Wednesday against Dallas.
Ariza hit three treys for the second consecutive contest and also found a way to contribute on the boards as well as in the assist column. He's finished in double digits in three of his previous five contests and is averaging 15.0 ppg along with 6.2 rpg over that stretch.
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