Trevor Ariza SG/SF HOU 3 Days

Trevor Ariza said he joined the Rockets because he was "familiar" with his surroundings.

"I just felt like the fit here was similar to what I had in Washington," Ariza said. It sounds like the Rockets and Wizards offered very similar money, but Ariza went with the four-year, $32 million offer from the Rockets. He's a great fit with Houston's up-tempo, triple-happy offense and he should be able to put up solid numbers.

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Trevor Ariza has agreed to sign with the Rockets on a four-year, $32 million deal.

Trevor Ariza SG/SF HOU 11 Days

The Rockets are "seriously pursuing" Trevor Ariza, indicating that they may not be ready to match Chandler Parsons' three-year, $46 million offer sheet.

Houston was also chasing Luol Deng but they've fallen out of the running. If the Rockets ultimately decide to keep Parsons despite his hefty price tag, the Mavericks' attention would immediately turn to Ariza, Deng and possibly Lance Stephenson as they seek to replace free agent Shawn Marion.

Trevor Ariza SG/SF HOU 12 Days

The Mavericks appear to be resigned to the fact the Rockets are going to match their offer sheet to Chandler Parsons, meaning Dallas will now turn it's sights to guys like Trevor Ariza and Luol Deng.

Ariza is younger and has more gas left in the tank, while Deng is a more consistent and reliable option. Either way, it would be pretty shocking at this point if both Chris Bosh and Chandler Parsons aren't both in the Rockets starting lineup next season.

Trevor Ariza SG/SF HOU 16 Days

Trevor Ariza is being pursued by the Mavericks, Lakers, Heat and Cavaliers.

He is seeking a deal in the $9-11 million range, which would be a little to rich for the Heat if they're able to bring back all of the big three. Ariza is one of several wings who will likely be a consolation prize after LeBron and Carmelo Anthony make their decisions.

Trevor Ariza SG/SF HOU 22 Days

Free agent Trevor Ariza is reportedly speaking with Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld on Tuesday night, to "potentially work out a deal."

Ariza has no shortage of suitors around the league, but many of those teams are hedging their bets while Carmelo Anthony is still available. The Wizards' ability to quickly lock up Marcin Gortat may have "inspired" Ariza to pursue a similarly quick deal in free agency, and it can't hurt that he's coming off a career-best season alongside John Wall with newly re-signed coach Randy Wittman at the helm. It shouldn't take long for more details to surface.

Trevor Ariza SG/SF HOU 23 Days

The Wizards are sending team personnel to Los Angeles to convince unrestricted free agent Trevor Ariza to re-sign with the team.

Director of player development Ed Tapscott will meet with Ariza on Tuesday and there were reports that head coach Randy Wittman had made the trip as well. Ariza is coming off one of the best seasons of his career in which he averaged 14.4 points, 2.3 three-pointers, 4.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 1.6 steals and is rumored to have multiple suitors that include the Wizards and the Cavaliers. The 29-year-old had some trouble staying healthy previous to the 2013-14 season, but can be a promising fantasy asset when healthy as he is able to provide value in most categories.

Trevor Ariza SG/SF HOU 23 Days

Trevor Ariza is drawing "significant interest" from the Cavs and also around the league according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

Ariza has been linked to more teams than we want to list here, so let's see if anybody other than Cleveland bubbles to the top of the list.

Trevor Ariza SG/SF HOU 23 Days

Randy Wittman is flying out to Los Angeles to meet with pending unrestricted free agent Trevor Ariza, according to people with knowledge of the situation.

Ariza is going to be a popular name during free agency as the veteran put up career-high numbers across the board last season with 14.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 2.3 three-pointers per game. Once a defensive specialist, Ariza is now the total package, and he was a big factor in the Wizards winning their first second-round playoff game since 1982. While the Wizards seem to be the frontrunners to retain Ariza's services, the Lakers, Clippers, Mavericks, Rockets, and Suns will also be making pitches.

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The Lakers are expected to have "strong interest" in signing free agent SF Trevor Ariza.

Ariza is coming off a solid season with the Wizards, who remain one of the leading candidates to sign him, but they'll face competition from the Lakers, Clippers, Mavericks, Rockets and Suns. During his 10-year career, Ariza has grown from a defensive specialist to a quality all-around player, and he averaged 14.4 points while shooting a career-best 40.7 percent from downtown last season (2.3 triples per game).