Ariza (personal) will remain out for Monday's game against the Lakers.
Since being acquired from the Pistons on Nov. 21, Ariza has yet to report to the Thunder while he tends to an ongoing custody battle over his son. Oklahoma City likely doesn't view the veteran forward as part of its rebuilding effort, and at this point, it would be surprising if he ever appeared in a game for the organization. Consider him out indefinitely until he informs the Thunder that he's ready to resume his career.
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.
Ariza has been traded from the Pistons to the Thunder, with Oklahoma City also receiving Justin Jackson and a draft pick in the three-team deal, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. The Pistons got Delon Wright, and the Mavericks got James Johnson.
Ariza's trip around the NBA continues, as he's been traded three times since the transaction moratorium lifted. Given that the Thunder are rebuilding, we shouldn't be shocked if Ariza gets moved yet again before the season starts. If he perhaps surprisingly stays with the Thunder, he could be in for a starting job at small forward.
Ariza, along with the No. 16 pick in the 2020 Draft, were traded from the Rockets to the Pistons for a future first-round pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Houston was hard-capped, opting to move Ariza and give up a draft pick for the freedom to use their mid-level exception in free agency. It remains to be seen if Detroit will be Ariza's final destination, but if it is, he figures to be the Pistons' starting small forward.
Ariza was traded to the Rockets from the Trail Blazers on Monday, along with two first-round picks, in exchange for Robert Covington.
The Blazers will send the 16th pick in Wednesday's draft -- as well as a protected 2021 first-rounder to the Rockets -- in exchange for Covington, who finished last season in Houston after coming over from Minnesota. Ariza split time between Sacramento and Portland in 2019-20, and he'll now rejoin the franchise for which he played from 2014-17. Ariza averaged just 28.2 minutes per contest last season -- his lowest figure since he was a member of the Wizards in 2012-13.
Ariza will not play for the Trail Blazers when the season resumes in Orlando, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Ariza is involved in a custody case regarding his 12-year-old son and has been granted a visitation window that overlaps with the league's return-to-play plan. As such, Ariza will not join the Trail Blazers in Orlando, leaving the team without one of its best two-way players. Ariza joined the Trail Blazers in late January after beginning the season in Sacramento.
Ariza posted 22 points (7-12 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 3-4 FT), six rebounds, one steal and one block across 37 minutes during Tuesday's 121-105 victory over the Suns.
Ariza continued his strong play Tuesday, hitting a season-high five threes in the victory over Phoenix. Since the All-Star break, he's averaging 12.0 points on 7.8 shots, plus 5.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.5 steals in 35.5 minutes. Ariza's stretch of performances makes him a strong option for the fantasy playoffs in most leagues.
Ariza posted 17 points (5-9 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 4-5 FT), five rebounds, three assists and one steal across 36 minutes during Friday's 127-117 loss to the Suns.
Ariza has provided strong contributions for the Trail Blazers as they hunt the eighth seed in the Western Conference playoff race. Across the past 11 games, he's averaging 12.1 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and a combined 2.5 steals-plus-blocks. He's also shooting an efficient 51.2 percent from the field, 39.1 percent from distance and 87.9 percent from the charity stripe. Ariza should be owned in most fantasy formats while he continues playing like this.
Ariza recorded 15 points (3-5 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 7-8 FT), four assists, three rebounds, two steals and two blocks across 34 minutes during Wednesday's 125-104 win over the Wizards.
Wednesday was one of Ariza's best performances of the season, and this is the type of upside the Trail Blazers were banking on when trading for him. In terms of efficient two-way efforts, his statline was a rare one. With his effort in the win, Ariza became just one of six players over the past 10 years to post at least 15 points on five or fewer shots, plus two steals and two blocks. Over the past 10 games, Ariza is averaging 11.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 2.1 steals and 1.5 threes across 35.4 minutes.
Ariza finished with eight points (3-10 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 0-1 FT), four assists, one rebound and one steal in 37 minutes during Thursday's 106-100 loss to Indiana.
Ariza struggled from the field in the loss, unable to replicate his strong scoring night from only 48 hours prior. Over the past two weeks, Ariza has been a top-90 player across standard leagues, albeit with a positive contribution in steals and field goal percentage only. He can have 12-team value, but his upside is certainly capped and not everyone is going to need what he can offer moving forward.
Ariza compiled 17 points (5-6 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 5-5 FT), eight rebounds, two assists and two steals in 38 minutes during Tuesday's 118-106 loss to the Celtics.
Ariza continues to play a big role for the Trail Blazers, who are without their primary ball handler in Damian Lillard (groin). Ariza's scoring has been far from consistent since he joined the franchise; however, he has been a steady source of steals. The playing time is basically assured right now, and he should at least be considered in 12-team formats, especially if you are lacking in defensive production.
Ariza recorded 21 points (7-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 5-5 FT), five assists, four rebounds, three steals and a block across 39 minutes during Sunday's win over the Heat.
Ariza topped 20 points for the third time since joining the Trail Blazers towards the end of January. While Sunday's outburst was impressive, the veteran forward's struggled with his consistency on offense. Since joining Portland, Ariza's managed to generate 10.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.6 steals per game but has cracked double digits on just those three occasions.
Ariza tallied just five points (1-3 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, two assists and one steal in 27 minutes during Tuesday's 127-99 loss to Denver.
Ariza has been the 70th-ranked player over the past two weeks, all of which have been spent with the Trail Blazers. Despite his ranking, Ariza has done very little to help your fantasy team outside of racking up steals. He has scored in double digits only two times, with his other four games totaling just 20 points. If you don't need steals, Ariza is certainly not someone to target in standard formats.
Ariza notched 21 points (9-14 FG, 3-6 3Pt), four rebounds, two steals and one assist in 38 minutes during Wednesday's 125-112 win over the Rockets.
Ariza has scored 21 points in two of his three games as a Trail Blazer, but those performances got sandwiched in between a seven-point effort. As a result, it's hard to project what kind of role he will have in an offense with several mouths to feed in Carmelo Anthony, C.J. McCollum and Damian Lillard. He should have a decent floor thanks to his three-point shooting and ability to rack up defensive stats, but he might have a larger-than-expected workload on offense if we take into account his first three games with Portland.
Ariza contributed seven points (3-7 FG, 1-4 3Pt), four rebounds and one assist in 32 minutes Sunday in the Trail Blazers' 139-129 win over the Pacers.
Ariza filled out the stat sheet nicely in his team debut three days earlier (21 points, seven boards, two assists and two steals in 36 minutes), but he couldn't deliver a repeat performance to close out the weekend. Though his minutes didn't drop off in a major way, Ariza saw his usage rate plummet from 16.2 percent to 12.7 percent, a consequence of C.J. McCollum's (ankle) return from a three-game absence. With McCollum, Lillard, Carmelo Anthony and Hassan Whiteside set to dominate the Blazers' touches when all are available, Ariza profiles mainly as a steals and three-pointers specialist.
Ariza posted 21 points (7-11 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 3-4 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and two steals over 36 minutes in Portland's 133-125 loss to the Mavericks on Thursday.
In his first game as a Trail Blazer, Ariza made his presence felt and was not shy about taking tough shots. He has stepped into a massive role with C.J. McCollum (ankle) out as well as Kent Bazemore going the other way in the trade. Portland's offense will not score 125 points every night, but with a bottom-third defense they will have plenty of offensive possessions. It's not crazy to envision Ariza returning to his Houston form given the situation. Carmelo Anthony-esque numbers with an uptick in defensive stats is a plausible expectation for the remainder of the season.
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