Trevor Ariza Wants $50MM To $60MM

Free agent forward Trevor Ariza doesn’t sound ready to give a discount to the Rockets or anyone one else this summer, according to Kelly Iko of Rockets Wire.

Ariza is reportedly hoping to land a four- or five-year deal valued at $50MM to $60MM, well above the $30MM to $40MM Iko expects the Rockets to offer. Ariza will turn 33 later this month, and this will likely be his last significant NBA contract.

Ariza has played on team-friendly deals throughout his career, with his highest salary of nearly $8.58MM coming in 2014/15, the year he arrived in Houston. He earned $7.42MM this season at the end of a four-year deal that was part of a sign-and trade with the Wizards in 2014.

His demands present one more complication for the Rockets, who are already concerned with keeping free agents Clint Capela (restricted) and Chris Paul (unrestricted). They also hope to find a way to add another major talent such as LeBron James or Paul George.

Ariza is known for his durability, defense and 3-point shooting, all of which helped the Rockets secure the best regular season record in the league. He changed his representation earlier this season, leaving Landmark Sports Group for CAA Sports, in preparation for free agency.

 The Warriors are interest in Ariza, according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes, but they are well over the cap and couldn’t come close to his asking price.
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31 thoughts on “Trevor Ariza Wants $50MM To $60MM

  1. ldfanatic

    Ariza priced himself out of Houston. Rockets will go after Lebron and PG13 then resign Paul and Capela. No way they re-sign Ariza at that price unless they strike out.

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    • No way they can afford Paul, Capela, AND Lebron or PG. I don’t think any team should be willing to give Ariza a long term deal for that price. He will be too old by the end of it.

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      • Iggy just got 3/$48 from Golden State. I don’t think it’s too far fetched that someone goes 4/$50 for a veteran 3 and D guy

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          • He’s 2 years younger and a much better shooter. He’s also a former nba champion. He’s gonna be in demand

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      • ldfanatic

        They absolutely can. Owner is on record ready to pay lux tax.

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        • BasketballSavant

          Please explain how they can afford a re-signed Capela at or near the max, Lebron at his max, George at his max and CP3 at his max, all the while paying Harden what they currently are paying him and owing Ryan Anderson 41.7 million the next two years. It’s not as simple as an owner willing to pay the tax.

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          • ldfanatic

            trade Anderson and Gordon and get lebron, re-up with cp3 and match any offer on Capella in that order.

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  2. acarneglia

    I want a smoking hot girlfriend and to win the lottery. We can’t all have what we want Trevor!

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  3. hiflew

    What a coincidence. I also want $50MM to $60MM. Maybe he and I can share the cost of 100 lottery tickets and hope we get lucky.

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  4. showty

    he’s worth that amount….it’s just too many other big names available for Houston to give it to him….their getting LeBron

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  5. elcarim_23

    I can see him possibly getting 10-12 mil but I wouldn’t sign him for those kind of years at 32.

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  6. Z-A

    Hey remember when Deng and Mozgov got that kind of money? Yea… It’s great to aim high, but more realistically 3/21, 3/24 is the max and if he lasts beyond age 36, hell latch on to a few 1 year veteran min deals.

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  7. After your performance in game 7 against the warriors you don’t deserve half of what you’re asking for! Get out of H town!

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    • He sabotaged the rocket….i never see a terible shots like that.0% of shooting. His performance made javale mcgee look like an all star.

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  8. mets2424

    The guy who shoot 0 -13 in game 7 wants 60 million he’s nuts. He sucks

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  9. I am afraid Houston had their shot this year, I cannot see LBJ or PG13 or anyone going there so… also I am a huge fan of CP3, but man I wouldn’t give him a max contract at his age & health, Houston have to talk sense to him, bring his price down so then they can bring other talent to the team, that is if he wants to win a ring, of course. Also Ariza needs a talking to, if at age 33 he wants to win or make money, both are as legitimate as each other, but he have to say what he prefers so Houston can get him back on board or move on.

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  10. Bryzzo2016

    I want 2 hours of naughty, naked time with Tom Brady’s wife. Let’s see who gets what they “want” first, me or Ariza.

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  11. terror661

    He want to go to LA throwing out numbers only they will spend. He isn’t worth it.

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  12. lebronthegoat

    He would be lucky to get 4/48.. if you want to win why be greedy. Same with Paul, isn’t worth the max

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  13. formerlyz

    I could see him getting it, to be honest. I’d be worried about seasons 3 and 4 though

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  14. I can see a one year deal at $12m, but he’s not getting that average salary for four-to-five years.

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  15. WazBazbo

    Well, that greedy rascal. Me personally? I only want $10 million to $12 million. Who wants to be my agent??

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  16. BasketballSavant

    There are very few teams with cap space this year folks and other than Philly, the rest are bottom feeders (Lakers have a chance to turn that around this summer) and have no reason to sign someone like Ariza as he does not move the needle for any of those teams. There is no way that Ariza will get 4 years and 50-60 mil at 32 with declining skills in this current market. He should consider himself lucky if he gets half of that.

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  17. Jeff Radzun

    Any chance GS makes a run at Dewayne Dedmon?
    He’d be perfect for this team.

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