Originally Posted by nevetslc88
from Kareem Abdul-Jabba Twitter: http://twitter.com/kaj33
# Ariza wanted "star money" now but he's only 23 & hasn't shown consistency year in and year out. 41 minutes ago from web
If Ariza wanted "star money", and the Lakers basically came back with "you're not a star", then it seems clear why Ariza left.
On the Lakers, Ariza will never have a chance to be a star. It's simply impossible when the team has Gasol/Bynum/Kobe/Odom on it. But he'll never suck either, because he'll never have to do much. He'll remain in status quo for quite a long time.
Maybe he'll never amount to much in Houston, and it's definitely a gamble. But Adelman's a pretty good offensive coach who often put his players in position to succeed. So in that sense, if Ariza's true goal is to be a star in this league(which I personally belive he's incapable of doing), then Houston is the right decision.