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Trevor Ariza

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2014-15 NBA Stats

PTS

12.6

REB

5.4

AST

2.4

STL

1.9

BLK

0.2

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2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

After losing Chandler Parsons to the Dallas Mavericks, and missing out on a bunch of other key free agents, the Rockets found it essential to lock up Trevor Ariza to be their starter at the small forward position. Ariza is coming off a career year with the Wizards where he p...

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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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Signed a four-year, $32 million deal with the Rockets in July 2014.

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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 HOU 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
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
2013-14 28 HOU/WAS 154 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
2014-15 29 HOU 59 35.8 12.6 5.4 2.4 1.9 0.2 2.4 38.3 87.3 1.6 1.0 4.4 7.0 33.7 4.4 11.4 1.5 1.7
Rest Of Season Projections 29 HOU 21 35.4 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Trevor Ariza
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

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 37.5 12.8 6.0 3.0 2.5 0.5 3.0 48.6 100.0 2.0 0.3 5.8 7.3 41.4 4.5 9.3 0.8 0.8
Last 14 Days 6 35.8 12.7 5.5 2.7 1.8 0.3 2.8 42.9 100.0 2.3 0.5 5.0 7.3 38.6 4.5 10.5 0.8 0.8
Last 30 Days 12 36.7 13.9 5.8 3.1 2.0 0.3 2.8 42.9 100.0 1.9 0.8 5.0 7.1 38.8 5.0 11.7 1.2 1.2
Last 5 Games 5 35.6 12.0 5.6 2.6 2.2 0.4 2.6 45.7 100.0 2.0 0.4 5.2 6.6 39.4 4.2 9.2 1.0 1.0
Last 10 Games 10 36.7 13.2 5.8 3.3 2.0 0.3 2.7 40.9 100.0 2.0 0.8 5.0 7.3 37.0 4.7 11.5 1.1 1.1
Last 20 Games 20 35.1 12.3 5.1 3.0 1.9 0.2 2.3 40.5 100.0 1.7 0.9 4.2 6.7 34.6 4.5 11.0 1.1 1.1

 

Trevor Ariza Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Trevor Ariza – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#1 Small Forward
Also Listed As:  #4 Shooting Guard

1.  Trevor Ariza

2.  Corey Brewer

3.  K.J. McDaniels

4.  Kostas Papanikolaou

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True Shooting Percentage

51.7%

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In 2014-15, Trevor Ariza has a true shooting percentage of 51.7%.

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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 HOU 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
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
2013-14 28 HOU/WAS 154 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
2014-15 29 HOU 59 36.0 12.7 5.5 2.4 2.0 0.2 2.4 38.3 87.3 1.7 1.0 4.5 7.0 33.7 4.4 11.5 1.5 1.7
Rest Of Season Projections 29 HOU 21 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season 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 HOU 77 2723 1107 475 191 126 20 180 45.6 77.2 132 99 376 442 40.7 389 853 149 193
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
2013-14 28 HOU/WAS 154 5446 2214 950 382 252 40 360 45.6 77.2 264 198 752 884 40.7 778 1706 298 386
2014-15 29 HOU 59 2114 744 321 140 115 11 139 38.3 87.3 97 59 262 413 33.7 258 674 89 102
Rest Of Season Projections 29 HOU 21 743 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Trevor Ariza
Preseason Projections 29 HOU 74 2620 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Trevor Ariza

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

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 HOU 77 35.4 59.0 56.2 15.1 10.5 1.4 16.6
2013-14 28 WAS 77 35.4 59.0 56.2 15.1 10.5 1.4 16.6
2013-14 28 HOU/WAS 154 35.4 59.0 56.2 15.1 10.5 1.4 16.6
2014-15 29 HOU 59 35.8 51.7 48.6 14.6 10.1 1.4 13.6
Rest Of Season Projections 29 HOU 21 35.4 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Trevor Ariza
Preseason Projections 29 HOU 74 35.4 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Trevor Ariza

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Trevor Ariza 2014-15 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Mar 1 CLE 42 4 7 3 4 2 3 1 4 2 2 0 3 0 7 5
Feb 27 BKN 37 20 5 2 2 0 2 7 11 1 1 5 9 0 5 2
Feb 25 LAC 35 17 4 4 0 0 1 6 11 0 0 5 9 0 4 3
Feb 23 MIN 36 10 8 3 4 0 2 4 11 0 0 2 8 1 7 3
Feb 21 TOR 28 9 4 1 1 0 2 3 9 2 2 1 4 1 3 1
Feb 20 at DAL 37 16 5 3 0 0 4 6 17 0 0 4 11 1 4 5
Feb 11 at LAC 37 13 7 3 1 1 2 4 13 4 4 1 9 1 6 5
Feb 10 at PHO 35 10 5 5 1 0 2 4 9 0 0 2 5 0 5 1
Feb 8 POR 41 9 7 6 4 0 1 3 9 2 2 1 5 2 5 2
Feb 6 MIL 39 24 6 3 3 0 1 9 21 0 0 6 10 2 4 4
Feb 4 CHI 34 20 5 1 2 0 1 7 10 3 3 3 5 0 5 4
Jan 31 at DET 39 15 6 3 2 0 2 6 15 0 0 3 7 1 5 5
Jan 30 at BOS 35 7 8 2 1 0 2 3 10 0 0 1 7 1 7 1
Jan 28 DAL 35 13 2 1 1 0 3 5 10 0 0 3 6 0 2 0
Jan 25 at LAL 32 9 7 5 3 0 1 3 14 2 2 1 8 2 5 3
Jan 23 at PHO 36 11 6 4 0 0 2 5 10 0 0 1 4 2 4 0
Jan 21 at GSW 27 6 3 0 2 0 1 2 9 0 0 2 6 2 1 2
Jan 19 IND 28 9 1 3 3 0 0 3 7 2 2 1 5 1 0 2
Jan 17 GSW 30 7 3 4 0 0 0 2 5 2 2 1 3 0 3 2
Jan 15 OKC 38 17 2 4 4 0 1 6 15 2 2 3 9 0 2 2
Jan 14 at ORL 34 15 5 1 1 1 0 6 7 0 0 3 4 0 5 1
Jan 12 at BKN 28 12 4 1 1 0 0 4 6 1 1 3 5 0 4 0
Jan 10 UTA 28 10 3 3 5 0 2 3 9 2 2 2 5 1 2 2
Jan 8 at NYK 26 18 1 1 1 0 2 6 10 2 2 4 6 0 1 1
Jan 7 at CLE 36 13 6 3 5 0 0 5 13 0 0 3 10 2 4 2
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Jan 5 at CHI 34 7 6 5 3 2 2 3 11 0 0 1 4 1 5 4
Jan 3 MIA 23 2 2 4 6 0 3 1 5 0 0 0 3 0 2 2
Jan 2 at NOP 22 2 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 0 0 0 2 1 3 0
Dec 31 CHA 36 10 3 4 3 0 0 4 12 1 1 1 9 1 2 4
Dec 29 WAS 38 15 5 1 1 0 4 6 15 1 1 2 8 2 3 3
Dec 28 at SAS 37 7 3 2 3 0 1 2 9 2 2 1 6 1 2 4
Dec 26 at MEM 40 15 10 1 2 1 2 5 13 1 2 4 10 1 9 4
Dec 22 POR 32 7 6 1 0 0 1 3 9 0 0 1 6 2 4 1
Dec 20 ATL 41 13 3 1 2 1 1 5 14 0 0 3 9 1 2 4
Dec 18 NOP 40 10 8 1 4 0 0 4 12 2 2 0 4 2 6 2
Dec 17 at DEN 46 13 8 1 0 0 2 4 15 2 3 3 11 1 7 2
Dec 13 DEN 42 13 8 2 2 0 0 4 14 2 4 3 11 3 5 3
Dec 11 at SAC 43 15 7 0 3 0 2 4 13 4 4 3 10 2 5 4
Dec 10 at GSW 43 18 6 1 1 0 1 5 15 4 6 4 12 0 6 2
Dec 6 PHO 43 19 7 1 0 0 6 5 15 7 8 2 6 3 4 2
Dec 5 at MIN 44 17 9 1 1 0 3 6 15 0 0 5 12 1 8 3
Dec 3 MEM 34 16 7 1 3 1 3 6 18 2 2 2 8 2 5 0
Nov 29 at MIL 41 14 10 3 2 0 3 5 18 0 0 4 12 1 9 4
Nov 28 LAC 38 13 6 3 0 1 1 5 13 0 0 3 7 0 6 2
Nov 26 SAC 41 13 5 2 1 1 0 5 12 1 2 2 7 1 4 3
Nov 24 NYK 42 10 5 3 3 0 2 3 10 2 2 2 6 1 4 3
Nov 22 DAL 35 7 4 2 1 0 1 2 10 2 2 1 8 1 3 3
Nov 19 LAL 41 13 7 3 2 0 1 4 13 2 2 3 9 0 7 3
Nov 17 at MEM 32 16 3 4 1 0 2 4 13 7 7 1 7 1 2 2
Nov 16 at OKC 37 11 4 1 1 0 0 4 11 2 4 1 4 0 4 2
Nov 14 PHI 42 13 9 2 3 0 3 4 11 4 5 1 7 2 7 3
Nov 12 at MIN 34 19 5 1 2 0 2 7 12 2 2 3 6 1 4 2
Nov 8 GSW 39 7 11 1 2 0 2 3 16 1 2 0 6 2 9 2
Nov 6 SAS 32 7 3 3 2 0 1 2 10 2 2 1 5 0 3 1
Nov 4 at MIA 40 19 5 5 3 0 4 5 8 4 4 5 8 1 4 3
Nov 3 at PHI 36 24 6 7 2 0 2 8 13 2 2 6 9 1 5 1
Nov 1 BOS 30 9 8 1 0 0 1 4 9 0 0 1 3 1 7 4
Oct 29 at UTA 37 20 5 1 2 0 1 7 10 2 3 4 7 1 4 1
Oct 28 at LAL 30 16 3 2 2 0 2 5 10 1 1 5 8 1 2 3

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

Ariza (neck) posted 13 points, seven rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block in 37 minutes of action Wednesday against the Clippers.

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Ariza (neck) is probable for Wednesday's game against the Clippers, Mark Berman of Fox 26 reports.

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Ariza played 41 minutes Sunday despite dealing with a strained neck, and finished the game with nine points (3-9 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, six assists and four steals.

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Ariza (neck) will play in Sunday's game against Portland, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Ariza has a strained neck but is probable for Sunday's game against the Blazers, the Houston Chronicle's Jonathan Feigen reports.

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Ariza tied his season high, scoring 24 points (9-21 FG, 6-10 3Pt) Friday in a win over the Bucks, finishing the game with six rebounds, three assists and three steals in 39 minutes.

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Ariza scored 13 points (5-13 FG, 3-10 3Pt) with six rebounds, five steals and three assists in 36 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Cavaliers.

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Ariza (calf) scored seven points (3-9 FG, 1-6 3Pt) to go along with six rebounds and one assist in 32 minutes Monday against Portland.

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Ariza (calf) will play in Monday's game versus the Blazers.

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Ariza is dealing with a calf strain but is probable for Monday's game against the Trail Blazers on Thursday, Mark Berman of Fox 26 in Houston reports.

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Ariza scored 13 points (4-15 FG, 3-11 3Pt, 3-3 FT) and added eight rebounds and one assist in 46 minutes of action against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

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Ariza has a bruised right knee, but is probable to play Saturday, the Houston Chronicle's Jonathan Feigen reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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2013-14

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 coaches ask of me, I try to do." While his numbers were down across the board last year, the Wizards need his veteran presence. RotoWire hoops guru Andre' Snellings wisely reminded me that Ariza's "garbage-man type" skills do complement the young backcourt and should hold up despite lesser minutes. Last year's end-of-season knee injury should be fully healed.

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.