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Trevor Ariza

28-Year-Old    SF,SG    Washington Wizards

2013-14 NBA Stats

PTS

14.4

REB

6.2

AST

2.5

STL

1.6

BLK

0.3

2013-14 NBA Projections

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2013-14 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Ariza could become a jack-of-all-trades player for the Wizards this season. He knows he'll have to back up the both forward positions and shooting guard, saying in August, "I'm going to compete...just go out there and play. Not any particular position, just whatever the coa...

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HT: 6' 8"   WT: 200 lbs   DOB: 6/30/1985  College: UCLA   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #43 Overall in 2004   Show ContractHide Contract

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Exercised his option to remain with the Wizards through the 2013-14 season.

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Ariza (illness) did not score (0-6 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 0-2 FT) in 39 minutes Wednesday versus Charlotte.

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Trevor Ariza NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 19 80 17.3 5.9 3.0 1.1 0.9 0.2 0.0 44.2 69.5 0.9 1.1 1.9 0.2 23.1 2.2 4.9 1.5 2.2
2005-06 20 57 17.5 4.6 3.8 1.1 1.0 0.2 0.0 41.2 60.6 1.1 1.4 2.5 0.1 20.0 1.6 4.0 1.4 2.2
2006-07 21 57 22.4 8.9 4.4 1.1 1.0 0.3 0.0 53.9 62.0 1.5 1.7 2.6 0.1 0.0 3.5 6.5 1.9 3.0
2007-08 22 35 15.6 5.5 3.1 1.3 0.9 0.3 0.1 50.7 65.3 0.7 0.9 2.2 0.5 27.8 2.0 3.9 1.4 2.1
2008-09 23 82 24.4 8.9 4.3 1.8 1.7 0.3 0.7 46.0 71.0 1.1 1.4 2.9 2.3 31.9 3.3 7.3 1.5 2.1
2009-10 24 72 36.6 14.9 5.6 3.8 1.8 0.6 1.9 39.4 64.9 2.2 1.1 4.5 5.7 33.4 5.5 13.9 2.1 3.2
2010-11 25 NOP 75 34.7 11.0 5.4 2.2 1.6 0.4 1.1 39.8 70.1 1.6 0.8 4.6 3.6 30.3 4.0 10.2 1.8 2.6
2011-12 26 NOP 41 32.9 10.8 5.2 3.3 1.7 0.6 0.7 41.7 77.5 1.9 1.0 4.2 2.1 33.3 4.1 9.8 1.9 2.5
2012-13 27 WAS 56 26.3 9.5 4.8 2.0 1.3 0.4 1.4 41.7 82.1 1.5 0.8 4.0 3.7 36.4 3.4 8.1 1.4 1.7
2013-14 28 WAS 77 35.4 14.4 6.2 2.5 1.6 0.3 2.3 45.6 77.2 1.7 1.3 4.9 5.7 40.7 5.1 11.1 1.9 2.5
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Trevor Ariza NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 4 29.5 14.8 4.3 2.5 1.0 0.0 1.8 57.1 57.1 1.0 0.5 3.8 5.3 33.3 6.0 10.5 1.0 1.8
Last 14 Days 7 31.9 10.1 4.7 1.9 1.1 0.1 1.1 42.4 50.0 1.1 0.9 3.9 4.7 24.2 4.0 9.4 1.0 2.0
Last 30 Days 16 33.0 12.2 5.3 1.9 1.2 0.1 1.6 45.1 72.7 1.4 1.0 4.3 4.7 33.3 4.6 10.1 1.5 2.1
Last 5 Games 5 31.4 11.8 4.4 2.4 1.2 0.0 1.4 50.0 44.4 1.2 0.4 4.0 5.0 28.0 4.8 9.6 0.8 1.8
Last 10 Games 10 31.6 11.3 4.7 1.4 1.0 0.1 1.5 45.7 63.2 1.0 0.7 4.0 4.6 32.6 4.3 9.4 1.2 1.9
Last 20 Games 20 33.5 11.9 5.6 2.0 1.1 0.1 1.6 42.2 76.7 1.8 1.2 4.4 5.1 30.7 4.4 10.3 1.7 2.2

 

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#1 Small Forward
Also Listed As:  #3 Shooting Guard

1.  Trevor Ariza

2.  Martell Webster

3.  Otto Porter

4.  Glen Rice

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True Shooting Percentage

59.0%

True Shooting % in 2013-14

In 2013-14, Trevor Ariza had a true shooting percentage of 59.0%.

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Trevor Ariza NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 19 80 36.0 12.2 6.3 2.2 1.8 0.5 0.1 44.2 69.5 1.9 2.3 4.0 0.3 23.1 4.5 10.1 3.2 4.5
2005-06 20 57 36.0 9.5 7.9 2.2 2.1 0.4 0.0 41.2 60.6 2.2 2.8 5.0 0.2 20.0 3.4 8.1 2.8 4.6
2006-07 21 57 36.0 14.3 7.0 1.8 1.7 0.5 0.0 53.9 62.0 2.4 2.8 4.3 0.2 0.0 5.6 10.5 3.0 4.8
2007-08 22 35 36.0 12.7 7.1 2.9 2.0 0.7 0.3 50.7 65.3 1.5 2.0 5.1 1.2 27.8 4.5 9.0 3.2 4.9
2008-09 23 82 36.0 13.1 6.3 2.6 2.5 0.4 1.1 46.0 71.0 1.6 2.0 4.3 3.4 31.9 4.9 10.7 2.2 3.0
2009-10 24 72 36.0 14.7 5.5 3.8 1.7 0.5 1.9 39.4 64.9 2.2 1.1 4.4 5.6 33.4 5.4 13.7 2.0 3.1
2010-11 25 NOP 75 36.0 11.4 5.6 2.2 1.7 0.4 1.1 39.8 70.1 1.6 0.8 4.8 3.8 30.3 4.2 10.6 1.9 2.7
2011-12 26 NOP 41 36.0 11.8 5.7 3.6 1.8 0.7 0.8 41.7 77.5 2.0 1.1 4.6 2.3 33.3 4.5 10.7 2.1 2.7
2012-13 27 WAS 56 36.0 13.0 6.5 2.8 1.8 0.5 1.9 41.7 82.1 2.1 1.1 5.4 5.1 36.4 4.6 11.0 1.9 2.3
2013-14 28 WAS 77 36.0 14.6 6.3 2.5 1.7 0.3 2.4 45.6 77.2 1.7 1.3 5.0 5.8 40.7 5.1 11.3 2.0 2.6
Preseason Projections 28 WAS 67 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2013-14 projections for Trevor Ariza

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Trevor Ariza NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 19 80 1382 468 242 85 70 18 3 44.2 69.5 73 89 153 13 23.1 172 389 121 174
2005-06 20 57 999 264 218 61 57 11 1 41.2 60.6 62 78 140 5 20.0 93 226 77 127
2006-07 21 57 1278 506 249 65 59 19 0 53.9 62.0 84 98 151 7 0.0 200 371 106 171
2007-08 22 35 546 192 108 44 31 11 5 50.7 65.3 23 30 78 18 27.8 69 136 49 75
2008-09 23 82 1999 729 352 145 137 24 61 46.0 71.0 87 111 241 191 31.9 274 596 120 169
2009-10 24 72 2632 1072 403 276 126 40 136 39.4 64.9 161 78 325 407 33.4 394 999 148 228
2010-11 25 NOP 75 2600 826 408 162 120 31 82 39.8 70.1 118 61 347 271 30.3 303 762 138 197
2011-12 26 NOP 41 1350 444 215 135 69 25 29 41.7 77.5 76 41 174 87 33.3 168 403 79 102
2012-13 27 WAS 56 1471 530 266 113 72 20 76 41.7 82.1 84 44 222 209 36.4 188 451 78 95
2013-14 28 WAS 77 2723 1107 475 191 126 20 180 45.6 77.2 132 99 376 442 40.7 389 853 149 193
Preseason Projections 28 WAS 67 1534 Subscribe now to see our 2013-14 projections for Trevor Ariza

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Trevor Ariza NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2004-05 19 80 17.3 50.3 44.6 13.6 11.7 1.2 6.8
2005-06 20 57 17.5 46.8 41.4 15.1 15.3 1.0 6.4
2006-07 21 57 22.4 56.7 53.9 10.9 14.1 0.8 10.1
2007-08 22 35 15.6 56.8 52.6 18.6 9.7 1.9 7.7
2008-09 23 82 24.4 54.4 51.1 16.1 9.6 1.7 11.3
2009-10 24 72 36.6 48.8 46.2 18.0 10.5 1.7 14.9
2010-11 25 NOP 75 34.7 48.7 45.1 14.4 10.5 1.4 12.1
2011-12 26 NOP 41 32.9 49.6 45.3 20.5 11.5 1.8 13.5
2012-13 27 WAS 56 26.3 53.8 50.1 16.4 12.2 1.3 11.4
2013-14 28 WAS 77 35.4 59.0 56.2 15.1 10.5 1.4 16.6
Preseason Projections 28 WAS 67 22.9 Subscribe now to see our 2013-14 projections for Trevor Ariza

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Trevor Ariza 2013-14 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 16 at BOS 30 13 6 2 0 0 1 6 12 1 1 0 5 0 6 3
Apr 14 MIA 32 25 3 2 3 0 1 10 13 0 2 5 8 1 2 1
Apr 12 MIL 29 13 5 4 0 0 2 5 7 1 2 2 4 0 5 2
Apr 11 at ORL 27 8 3 2 1 0 0 3 10 2 2 0 4 1 2 2
Apr 9 CHA 39 0 5 2 2 0 2 0 6 0 2 0 4 0 5 3
Apr 5 CHI 30 2 7 0 2 1 1 1 9 0 0 0 3 3 4 1
Apr 4 at NYK 36 10 4 1 0 0 1 3 9 3 5 1 5 1 3 3
Apr 2 BOS 29 18 7 0 1 0 0 7 13 1 1 3 6 1 6 2
Mar 31 at CHA 30 11 2 1 0 0 1 4 9 0 0 3 5 0 2 1
Mar 29 ATL 34 13 5 0 1 0 1 4 6 4 4 1 2 0 5 2
Mar 28 IND 34 11 5 4 1 0 0 2 12 6 6 1 5 2 3 2
Mar 26 PHO 40 14 8 4 1 0 3 6 14 1 2 1 4 1 7 0
Mar 23 at DEN 35 18 6 2 1 0 4 8 13 1 2 1 3 3 3 2
Mar 21 at LAL 33 12 7 1 2 0 4 3 7 4 4 2 5 0 7 2
Mar 20 at POR 32 15 9 2 1 1 0 6 9 0 0 3 4 1 8 3
Mar 18 at SAC 38 12 3 4 3 0 1 5 13 0 0 2 8 2 1 5
Mar 15 BKN 36 9 8 1 0 0 2 3 8 3 3 0 5 2 6 0
Mar 14 at ORL 44 21 11 5 1 0 2 6 16 5 6 4 8 3 8 2
Mar 12 CHA 32 7 3 2 0 0 4 3 9 0 0 1 6 1 2 3
Mar 10 at MIA 30 6 5 1 2 0 5 2 11 1 1 1 7 2 3 4
Mar 8 at MIL 38 28 7 2 0 0 2 9 12 5 9 5 7 2 5 4
Mar 5 UTA 36 26 5 1 1 0 1 9 14 4 4 4 6 1 4 2
Mar 3 MEM 39 15 7 3 1 0 1 5 9 1 2 4 6 2 5 5
Mar 1 at PHI 36 40 2 3 4 1 2 14 23 4 5 8 12 1 1 1
Feb 27 at TOR 50 16 10 1 1 0 1 6 12 2 2 2 5 2 8 6
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Feb 25 ORL 32 22 3 4 3 0 2 7 10 3 3 5 5 0 3 2
Feb 23 at CLE 35 15 10 2 1 1 1 6 10 0 0 3 6 1 9 1
Feb 22 NOP 34 4 9 2 1 1 4 2 5 0 0 0 1 1 8 1
Feb 19 at ATL 36 19 9 2 0 0 0 7 12 0 0 5 8 3 6 1
Feb 18 TOR 38 6 11 2 4 1 2 2 8 2 2 0 2 4 7 1
Feb 12 at HOU 42 32 11 3 3 1 2 11 20 0 0 10 14 2 9 6
Feb 11 at MEM 39 10 4 0 1 1 2 2 7 5 6 1 6 0 4 1
Feb 9 SAC 38 8 5 2 4 1 1 2 11 3 5 1 4 2 3 2
Feb 7 CLE 38 14 6 3 3 0 2 5 9 2 2 2 5 1 5 4
Feb 5 SAS 45 15 10 2 0 0 2 5 12 4 4 1 5 2 8 5
Feb 3 POR 39 20 5 4 0 0 0 7 12 2 2 4 7 0 5 0
Feb 1 OKC 39 18 6 2 2 1 1 7 15 1 1 3 7 1 5 4
Jan 29 at LAC 37 13 3 6 1 0 3 6 16 1 1 0 6 2 1 3
Jan 28 at GSW 38 9 11 2 3 0 2 3 9 2 4 1 3 2 9 0
Jan 25 at UTA 35 23 5 1 0 0 1 8 14 1 2 6 10 0 5 3
Jan 24 at PHO 36 23 7 2 4 0 2 6 14 8 8 3 8 1 6 1
Jan 22 BOS 43 14 2 2 3 1 2 5 8 0 0 4 6 0 2 3
Jan 20 PHI 35 13 7 5 1 0 0 4 12 4 4 1 7 1 6 3
Jan 18 DET 40 7 8 7 3 0 1 1 7 4 4 1 4 1 7 4
Jan 17 CHI 33 4 8 3 2 1 2 2 5 0 0 0 2 0 8 0
Jan 15 MIA 35 10 4 5 2 0 2 4 7 0 0 2 4 0 4 0
Jan 13 at CHI 39 16 9 4 1 0 1 5 10 3 4 3 6 2 7 4
Jan 11 HOU 45 23 14 2 5 0 2 7 16 6 7 3 9 2 12 4
Jan 10 at IND 33 7 6 5 1 0 2 3 10 0 4 1 5 2 4 3
Jan 8 at NOP 38 21 10 2 0 0 1 9 17 1 1 2 7 4 6 2
Jan 7 at CHA 24 4 3 2 1 0 1 2 6 0 0 0 3 0 3 2
Jan 5 GSW 27 4 5 0 0 0 2 1 7 2 2 0 5 0 5 2
Jan 3 TOR 21 6 1 1 0 0 2 2 3 0 0 2 2 1 0 4
Jan 1 DAL 34 8 4 2 2 1 0 3 14 1 1 1 7 1 3 3
Dec 30 at DET 36 15 11 4 6 0 1 5 11 2 2 3 7 3 8 3
Dec 28 DET 26 15 5 6 3 0 2 5 11 1 2 4 6 2 3 1
Dec 27 at MIN 24 10 2 2 0 0 1 3 9 2 2 2 5 0 2 2
Dec 21 at BOS 35 27 8 2 1 0 2 9 18 4 4 5 8 2 6 3
Dec 18 at BKN 36 15 3 3 1 1 2 6 13 0 0 3 8 1 2 1
Dec 16 at NYK 33 10 5 2 0 0 2 4 6 1 1 1 2 0 5 3
Dec 14 LAC 41 11 3 5 2 2 2 3 10 4 5 1 5 1 2 3
Dec 13 at ATL 33 10 6 1 1 0 1 4 7 1 2 1 2 2 4 1
Dec 9 DEN 38 14 7 4 2 0 1 6 19 0 0 2 9 2 5 0
Dec 6 MIL 46 22 12 4 4 2 3 6 12 5 6 5 10 0 12 3
Dec 2 ORL 31 24 6 2 1 0 3 8 9 4 4 4 4 1 5 1
Nov 30 ATL 38 24 3 3 1 0 1 7 10 5 5 5 6 0 3 2
Nov 29 at IND 34 14 4 0 1 2 2 6 14 0 0 2 6 0 4 1
Nov 27 at MIL 42 14 1 3 3 0 3 5 11 2 4 2 6 0 1 2
Nov 26 LAL 32 13 7 3 3 0 2 6 14 0 0 1 7 3 4 2
Nov 23 NYK                                
Nov 22 at TOR                                
Nov 20 at CLE                                
Nov 19 MIN                                
Nov 16 CLE                                
Nov 13 at SAS 17 3 3 1 2 0 0 1 4 1 2 0 1 1 2 2
Nov 12 at DAL 37 27 7 0 4 0 4 10 17 2 3 5 11 2 5 2
Nov 10 at OKC 41 15 5 2 0 0 1 7 13 0 5 1 2 1 4 3
Nov 8 BKN 44 5 1 3 3 0 3 2 8 0 0 1 5 0 1 1
Nov 6 at PHI 35 15 6 3 3 0 2 5 10 2 2 3 4 0 6 2
Nov 3 at MIA 30 13 7 0 2 0 3 4 16 2 2 3 9 4 3 4
Nov 1 PHI 39 12 14 6 2 0 2 5 15 1 2 1 7 5 9 3
Oct 30 at DET 38 28 10 3 1 0 2 8 14 6 8 6 11 1 9 4

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player did not play in the game.

Trevor Ariza: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ariza (illness) participated in morning shootaround and has been cleared to play Wednesday against the Bobcats, CSN Washington reports.

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Ariza did not practice Monday due to an illness, The Washington Post reports.

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Ariza (groin) scored 11 points (4-9 FG, 3-5 3Pt) to go along with two rebounds and one assist in 30 minutes Monday against the Bobcats.

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Ariza (groin) will play Monday versus the Bobcats, the Washington Post reports.

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Ariza (groin) participated in shootaround ahead of Monday night's game versus the Bobcats, the Washington Post reports.

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Ariza injured his left groin during Saturday's win versus the Hawks, the Washington Post reports.

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Ariza (Achilles) logged 40 minutes Wednesday versus Phoenix, scoring 14 points (6-14 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT) to go with eight rebounds and four assists.

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Ariza (Achilles) participated in morning shootaround and seems poised to play Wednesday against the Suns, the Washington Post reports.

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Ariza has developed tendinitis in his right Achilles, though the injury is not believed to be serious, the Washington Post reports.

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Ariza provided 21 points (6-16 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 11 rebounds, and five assists in 44 minutes, as the Wizards beat the Magic in overtime Friday.

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Ariza scored 28 points (9-12 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 5-9 FT) with seven rebounds in 38 minutes during the win over the Bucks on Saturday.

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Ariza blew up for a career-high 40 points (14-23 FG, 8-12 3Pt, 4-5 FT) in 36 minutes in the win over Philadelphia on Saturday.

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2013-14

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2012-13

After two productive years in New Orleans, Ariza is now the Wizards starting small forward, playing on his sixth team in nine years. The Wizards didn’t get much production from the three last year, and Ariza is certainly an upgrade over Jan Vesely and Chris Singleton. Washington’s new nucleus could be good enough to contend for the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference, and if that’s the case, Ariza should see the 32-plus minutes per game he has seen over the past three seasons. He has averaged 10-plus points, 5-plus boards and 1.5-plus steals per game in each of those seasons. The one drawback here is his poor shooting percentages. Last season was the first time he has shot better than 40 percent from the field since the 2008-09 season, and he has never been a 35 percent three-point shooter. Still, late in the draft, there is enough to like here, and the crop of ownable small forwards gets ugly in a hurry after Ariza.

2011-12

Ariza is a highly inefficient small forward, but gets big minutes because of his ability to play defense. That he hits three-pointers and collects more than the average number of steals has made Ariza fantasy relevant even while shooting just 40 percent from the field, 30 percent from three-point range and 70 percent from the charity stripe last season. His role on the Hornets this year will be similar to last season’s; Ariza will play tough defense, and he’ll get sporadic touches on offense when Chris Paul deems it least destructive. If you’re looking for help with threes and steals late in drafts and can stomach the poor shooting percentages, Ariza would be a decent player to target.

2010-11

Since Michael Lewis's article ("The No-Stats All-Star") about Houston's front office and its use of advanced stats was published in the New York Times Magazine in February of 2009, every move made by Rockets GM Daryl Morey carries with it an extra air of authority. And when Houston signed Laker cast-off Trevor Ariza for roughly the same contract that Los Angeles signed former-Rocket Ron Artest, that authority was put to the test. How did it work out for the Rockets? Well, they didn't win a World Championship – though that's not the only way to tell, obviously. Maybe more telling is that Houston sent Ariza away as part of a four-way trade early this August. For fantasy purposes, Ariza is actually deceptively valuable. His field goal percentage (39.4) was terrible last season, and though it crept up towards respectable levels later in the season (44.1% over the season's last two months), Ariza's jump shot isn't exactly his bread and butter – nor does his free throw percentage (just 64.9) suggest it's likely to improve by much. What Ariza does do is hit threes (1.9 per game last season, probably a reason for the low FG%) and, in particular, get steals. His average of 1.8 steals per game last season placed him a full two standard deviations above the mean for rosterable players. Translation from the nerd: he's really good at it.

2009-10

A 6-8 defensive specialist, Ariza made a name for himself as a key member of the Lakers’ championship squad last season, consistently knocking down big shots and making key defensive plays along the way. He has since left the Lakers to move to a featured role in Houston, making him an intriguing fantasy prospect. Ariza had been an injury-plagued journeyman in the early part of his career, missing an average of 39 games per season in the three years leading up to 2008. He has also never played more than 24 minutes per game, and was a role player/fifth option on last year’s Lakers. On the other hand, Ariza’s per-36 minute averages for the last several years have been rock-solid at around 13 points, seven boards, three assists and two steals on good shooting percentages from the field. And in 31 minutes/game in last season’s playoffs, Ariza validated those estimates by averaging 11.3 points, 4.2 boards, 2.3 assists, 1.6 steals and a noteworthy 1.7 treys per while shooting 50 percent from the field over 23 games. Ariza is long, athletic, and as the new starting small forward on an injury-ravaged Rockets team he has the opportunity to play full-time minutes as featured offensive option for the first time in his career. Injuries are still a concern, as are his struggles from the free throw line (career 66% FT), but Ariza has plenty of upside on his new team.

2008-09

An aggressive defensive player with a propensity for highlight-reel dunks, but the competition for minutes in the Laker frontcourt makes Ariza a long shot to produce on a regular basis.

2007-08

Ariza is an intriguing player who could really see a big improvement in his overall numbers this year. He was just beginning to play well in December when he got injured and lost almost a month. He came back and played decently down the stretch, giving the Magic hope that he could become a good player for them this season. He has good size and is a good rebounder for a guard, but he won't make many threes, and his free-throw percentage is horrendous. However, he did shoot over 50 percent from the field last season, a very good clip for a guard. Ariza will likely increase his scoring to somewhere between 10 and 15 points per game and should have his best season yet.

2006-07

Ariza is a young, athletic talent with a lot of potential, but is unfortunately stuck behind Hill and Turkoglu. He shouldn't see more than 15 minutes a game.

2005-06

This 6’8” pogo stick was a second-round find out of UCLA for Isiah Thomas; if Ariza had stayed in school for another year or two, he’d likely have been lottery material. Ariza is long, quick and athletic but very, very raw. Look for him to play a key role for New York off the bench this season, but real worthwhile fantasy numbers might be another year away.

2004-05

Ariza is a 2004 second-round draft pick who came out of UCLA two years early. He faces an uphill battle to make the opening night roster and appears a likely candidate for the three-man injured reserve list.

2003-04

Ariza left UCLA after his freshman year and will not have much impact for the Knicks this season. He's a likely candidate for the injured reserve this season.