29 Facts About Trevor Ariza


Trevor Anthony Ariza was born on June 30,1985 and is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.


Trevor Ariza won an NBA championship in his first stint with the Lakers in 2009.


Trevor Ariza played college basketball for one season with the UCLA Bruins before being selected as the 43rd pick of the 2004 NBA draft by the New York Knicks.


Trevor Ariza previously played for the Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets, New Orleans Hornets, Washington Wizards, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers, and Miami Heat.


Trevor Ariza declared for the NBA Draft following his freshman campaign at UCLA.


Trevor Ariza was selected by the New York Knicks in the second round of the 2004 NBA draft.


Trevor Ariza played in 80 games during his rookie campaign with New York and averaged 5.9 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game.


In February 2006, Trevor Ariza was traded along with Penny Hardaway to the Orlando Magic in exchange for Steve Francis.


In November 2007, Trevor Ariza was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Brian Cook and Maurice Evans.


Trevor Ariza was ejected during a game against Portland on March 9,2009, following a flagrant foul on Rudy Fernandez.


On March 15,2009 versus the Dallas Mavericks, Trevor Ariza scored a career-high 26 points along with 3 steals, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists.


In Game 4 of the Finals, Trevor Ariza, who was 0-for-6 in the first half, scored 13 in the third quarter to help the Lakers win in overtime and finished the game with nine rebounds and three 3-pointers.


On July 3,2009, Trevor Ariza reached an agreement with the Houston Rockets worth $33 million over five years.


Trevor Ariza was signed using the Disabled Player Exception the Rockets were granted for injured center Yao Ming.


On December 13,2009, Trevor Ariza was ejected after he attempted to punch DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors after having the ball stolen by him.


On July 15,2014, Trevor Ariza was re-acquired by the Houston Rockets in a three-team sign-and-trade deal that involved the New Orleans Pelicans, which sent Omer Asik and Omri Casspi to the Pelicans, Melvin Ely to the Wizards, and Trevor Ariza, along with Alonzo Gee and Scotty Hopson, to the Rockets.


On January 17,2018, Trevor Ariza was suspended for two games without pay for entering the Los Angeles Clippers' locker room after a game against the team two days earlier.


In Game 7 of the series, a deciding loss, Trevor Ariza missed all 9 of his 3-point attempts, and the Rockets set an NBA playoff record for most consecutive 3-point attempts missed with 27.


On July 6,2018, Trevor Ariza signed a one-year, $15 million contract with the Phoenix Suns.


On December 17,2018, Trevor Ariza was traded to the Washington Wizards for Austin Rivers and Kelly Oubre Jr.


On July 7,2019, Trevor Ariza inked a two-year deal worth $25 million with the Sacramento Kings.


On January 20,2020, Trevor Ariza was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers along with Wenyen Gabriel and Caleb Swanigan in exchange for future teammate Kent Bazemore, Anthony Tolliver, and two future second-round draft picks.


On June 22,2020, Trevor Ariza announced he would not be returning to the NBA season's restart in Orlando.


Trevor Ariza never reported to the Thunder or appeared in any games for them during his stint, as he was away from the team due to family matters.


On March 17,2021, Trevor Ariza was traded to his hometown team the Miami Heat in exchange for center Meyers Leonard and a future second round draft pick.


Trevor Ariza played 30 games and started 27 of them, averaging 9.4 points, 1.8 assists, and 4.8 rebounds.


Trevor Ariza was out for most of the first half, which Lakers head coach Frank Vogel said "did derail most of his season and his impact on our team this year".


Trevor Ariza has two children with his wife: son Tristan and daughter Taylor.


Trevor Ariza once considered changing his citizenship to play for the Dominican Republic national basketball team.