Ariza registered 19 points (8-13 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four rebounds, three steals, one assist and one block in 36 minutes during Sunday's 130-124 victory over the Celtics.
Ariza scored 15 of his 19 points in the second quarter as the Heat were up big in the first half before Boston made it interesting. He has alternated his scoring performances over his last nine games, hitting double-digits in five of those outings. He has remained a constant threat on the defensive end, as he's now registered a steal in 10 straight contests, averaging 1.5 swipes over that span.
Ariza registered 18 points (7-11 FG, 4-7 3Pt), four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 25 minutes during Tuesday's 127-113 loss to the Mavericks.
The 35-year-old now has stolen at least one pass in eight straight games, a span in which he's averaging 10.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.0 three-pointers and 1.4 steals. Ariza has been a steady top-100 fantasy contributor in nine-category leagues over the past two weeks. The 17-year veteran should be a solid source of three-pointers and steals along with low-end points, rebounds and assists the rest of the way.
Ariza registered 18 points (6-14 FG, 4-12 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 34 minutes during Monday's 110-102 loss to the Bulls.
After coming up empty from three-point range and producing only four points in Saturday's win over the Bulls, Ariza stepped up to fill some of the void on offense in the rematch while all of Victor Oladipo (knee), Kendrick Nunn (neck), Tyler Herro (foot) and Andre Iguodala (hip) were sidelined. The veteran forward likely won't see this kind of shot volume when the Heat get some of those players back from injury, but he still offers enough low-end production across the board to make him an interesting streamer in deeper formats. If nothing else, Ariza appears to be locked into a sizable role; he's cleared 30 minutes in seven straight games.
Ariza scored 13 points (5-8 FG, 3-6 3Pt) while adding 10 rebounds, three assists and a steal in 31 minutes during Friday's loss to the Hawks.
The veteran forward produced his first double-double of the season, and first since he was a Wizard in 2018-19. Ariza has seen his court time increase in recent weeks and has taken advantage, averaging 11.6 points, 6.0 boards, 2.6 threes, 2.0 assists and 0.9 steals in 30.6 minutes over the last seven games.
Ariza scored a season-high 21 points (8-14 FG, 5-7 3Pt) while adding seven rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal in 37 minutes during Friday's loss to the Timberwolves.
The veteran forward hasn't made much of an impact so far with the Heat, but he may be getting his legs under him. Ariza has scored in double digits in three straight games while shooting 53.3 percent from the floor and sinking 10 of 15 attempts from beyond the arc, and with Victor Oladipo (knee) still sidelined, Miami could use more offense from Ariza.
Ariza went for eight points (2-6 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT), two rebounds and one assist across 27 minutes during Thursday's 110-104 win over the Lakers.
Ariza received his eighth start in a row for Miami, but was unproductive outside of a season high of four free throws attempted. The 35-year-old hasn't necessarily shown that he belongs in the starting lineup so far in Miami. In his previous seven starts before this game, Ariza averaged 7.7 points on 34.0 percent shooting, 4.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.3 triples per game.
Ariza notched 10 points (3-6 FG, 2-4 3PT, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, two blocks and one assist Thursday in a 116-109 win against the Warriors.
Ariza is known around the league as an effective three-and-D player, and the forward really proved that Thursday. The veteran connected on 50 percent of his shots from behind the three-point arc to go along with two blocks that came in critical moments of the game. While the forward has only averaged 6.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game since joining the Heat, he's earned a starting role and has received playing time in key moments.
Ariza had 14 points (5-12 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 2-3 FT), nine rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks in Friday's loss to the Hornets.
Playing in his fifth game since joining the Heat, Ariza made his second straight start and had one of his best fantasy lines in quite some time. The veteran played 31 minutes as the nominal power forward, outpacing rookie Precious Achiuwa (11 minutes) off the bench. While it was a nice throwback performance for Ariza, his role will likely decline when deadline addition Nemanja Bjelica joins the Heat's rotation. Miami is also believed to be among the frontrunners to land veteran LaMarcus Aldridge in the buyout market.
Ariza will start Thursday's game against Portland, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.
In his fourth game in Miami, Ariza is set for his first start with Jimmy Butler (illness) and others sidelined. Ariza has struggled with his shot in his first three games with his new team, going a combined 4-of-17 from the floor in those three outings.
Ariza scored seven points (2-9 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT) with six rebounds and one assist in a 110-100 loss to the Suns on Tuesday.
Ariza struggled to get things going on offense, making just 22.2 percent of his shot attempts in his third game since being traded. The forward did play 23 minutes as he looks to carve out a role on Miami's bench for the second half of the season. Ariza didn't appear in any games while with Oklahoma City but has averaged 4.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists in his first three games with Miami.
Ariza (COVID-19 protocols) is available for Friday's game against the Pacers, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
The 35-year-old was originally ruled out for Friday's contest, but he's good to potentially make his debut with the Heat. Ariza was acquired from the Thunder this week and has yet to see game action this season.
Ariza (COVID-19 protocols) won't play Friday against the Pacers, Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reports.
Ariza was traded from the Thunder to the Heat on Wednesday, but he'll be unable to make his debut with the team Friday. Once he's able to return to the court, he'll compete for playing time with Andre Iguodala, Kelly Olynyk and Precious Achiuwa.
Ariza (personal) has been undergoing COVID-19 testing in recent days, and he could be available to make his Heat debut in Friday's game against the Pacers, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Ariza didn't see the floor with the Thunder due to a personal matter, but it appears that's been cleared up, so he could play as soon as Friday if he continues to test negative. When he's ready to play, he'll be competing for time with Andre Iguodala, Kelly Olynyk and Precious Achiuwa.
Ariza (personal) has been traded to the Heat for Meyers Leonard and a second-round pick, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Ariza did not appear in a game for the Thunder this season as he tended to an ongoing custody battle over his son. It's not clear when he'll make his season debut, but when he does, it will be with Miami. When he's ready to play, he'll be competing for time with Andre Iguodala, Kelly Olynyk and Precious Achiuwa.
The Heat have recently engaged in trade talks with the Thunder involving Ariza (personal), who has yet to play this season, Kevin O'Connor of TheRinger.com reports.
Since being acquired by Oklahoma City in November, Ariza has been away from the team while tending to a personal matter. He was technically part of the Trail Blazers in 2019-20, but Ariza elected not to join the team at the NBA bubble in Orlando last summer due to the same personal matter. That said, he's believed to be interested in resuming his career. His extended absence from the Thunder most likely has to do with the rebuilding team not having minutes available for him, but Ariza would have a role on a Heat squad looking for veteran reinforcement on the wing. The Thunder are reportedly seeking a second-round pick in exchange for the 35-year-old, but if neither Miami nor any other team is willing to meet OKC's asking price leading up to the March 25 trade deadline, Ariza could have the remainder of his contract bought out.
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.
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|05/01||@ CLE||W 124-107||24||18||2||2||2||1||1|
|04/28||vs SA||W 116-111||25||4||6||3||2||1||0|
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