In the final hour before Wednesday night’s NBA Draft, the Houston Rockets traded forward Trevor Ariza and the No. 16 overall selection in exchange for a future first-round pick, ESPN reported.
According to the report, the deal would allow the Rockets the ability to use their mid-level exemption to work a free-agent deal. The report also says that the Rockets will purchase the Pistons’ second-round pick in next year’s draft for $4.6 million.
Ariza, 35, was a second-round draft pick in 2004 out of UCLA and has turned that into a 17-year career while playing for nine different teams.
Ariza averaged 8.0 points and 4.6 rebounds in 53 games last season while splitting the campaign…
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