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.

Trevor Ariza SG/SF HOU 24 Days

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).

Trevor Ariza SG/SF HOU 26 Days

The Wizards will visit unrestricted free agent Trevor Ariza after Marcin Gortat this summer.

The Wizards will send a contingent of front-office guys along with coach Randy Wittman to Portland to talk with Gortat, so presumably the same group will head to meet with Ariza. The swingman had a magnificent season in DC, but the team doesn't need him quite as badly as Gortat since they do have Martell Webster and 2013 lottery pick Otto Porter. Still, Ariza is a very high priority for the Wizards.

Trevor Ariza SG/SF HOU 2 Months

Trevor Ariza said on Thursday that the Wizards will "100 percent" be on his short-list of destinations as an unrestricted free agent this summer.

The 28-year-old Ariza averaged 14.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.6 steals this season, setting himself up for a big payday in free agency. He poured in 2.3 triples per game, to his fantasy owners' delight, and shot even better in the postseason when he made 44.6 percent of his attempts from downtown. His solid defense and ability to stretch the court offensively should have him high on most team's wish-lists.

Trevor Ariza SG/SF HOU 3 Months

Trevor Ariza made all six attempts from beyond the arc in Game 1's 102-96 win over the Pacers, scoring a total of 22 points with six boards, two assists, one steal and no turnovers.

The Wizards were taking care of business in the first quarter with 10 fast-break points and 14 of their 28 points in that frame coming from Ariza.

Trevor Ariza SG/SF HOU 3 Months

Trevor Ariza scored a career playoff-high 30 points vs. the Bulls in Game 4's 98-89 win on Sunday, adding eight boards, two steals and six 3-pointers.

He had 27 points in the first three quarters and his last bucket served as a dagger to put the Wizards up 12 with 1:03 left in the game. Ariza had a breakout season due largely to his fantastic 56.2 effective field goal percentage, which ranked 12th in the NBA. He's going to be making some big-time money this offseason.

Trevor Ariza SG/SF HOU 3 Months

Trevor Ariza returned from a bout with the flu, but probably should have stayed in bed, missing all six of his shots and failing to score in an overtime loss to the Bobcats.

Ariza had a nice season and has been sick for some time, and clearly wasn't feeling great tonight. He should bounce back in the next one, assuming he plays in it.

Trevor Ariza SG/SF HOU 4 Months

Trevor Ariza (flu) went through Wednesday's shootaround and he's been cleared to play vs. the Bobcats.

Ariza recently overcame a groin injury but it was the flu that caused him to struggle in Washington's previous two games. Ariza has been a steady fantasy option all year, and since the All-Star break he's averaging 14.8 points, 2.4 threes, 6.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.3 steals in 35 minutes per game.

Trevor Ariza SG/SF HOU 4 Months

Trevor Ariza (flu) did not practice Monday, leaving him questionable to play Wednesday.

He scored two points in 30 minutes on Saturday and clearly wasn't his usual self. With multiple days to rest before Washington's next game, however, fantasy owners can be reasonably confident that he'll be in uniform.