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Old 07-02-2009, 10:12 PM   #1
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Default Ariza to Rockets!

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4303862

Ariza verbally commits to Houston

By Marc Stein
ESPN.com
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Trevor Ariza has made a verbal commitment to sign with the Houston Rockets, according to sources close to the process.
The 6-foot-8 Ariza averaged 8.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists for the Lakers last season, which ended with the NBA championship.
With at least five teams pursuing Ariza, the Lakers appeared unwilling to pay him more than the $5.6 million mid-level exception.
Marc Stein is a senior NBA writer for ESPN.com.
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:14 PM   #2
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Good luck to Trevor...wish him the best and will still root for him but its safe to say that his agent screwed him. Rejected the MLE from LA but took it from Houston.
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:18 PM   #3
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well good luck to him
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:19 PM   #4
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Default Re: Ariza to Rockets!

Thanks for the memories & good luck in Houston! You've got a great chance to establish yourself as an excellent player in this league and I hope you can.

Losing Trevor Ariza hurts, but it had to be done. 8-9 million is way too much money.
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:20 PM   #5
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Good Luck Trevor. I wished he stayed longer....
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:21 PM   #6
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Default Re: Ariza to Rockets!

ah, breaks my heart a little. probably my second favorite player in the league right now. THANK YOU TREVOR!!!! i said in the NBA forum and I'll say here, quietly one of the biggest steals (Cooky and Mo Evans) in recent years. You brought a special presence to the squad this year and were a big part of our championship. Best of luck TREV, I'll be rooting for you next year.
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:23 PM   #7
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Default Re: Ariza to Rockets!

Yep.
The Rockets are capped out so they could only offer the MLE.
Maybe it's for more years though, still.

What a boneheaded move.
A guy from Socal and UCLA could have started alongside Kobe Bryant on teams which would be championship contenders for years, takes the same money from a team that just found out their superstar center may be done for his career, oh and another (TMAC), who can't stay healthy and looks to be on the block.

And what happened to the Cavs offer?

Nice job by David Lee screwing up his player's dream, but Trev, ultimately, it's your responsibility and loss.
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:34 PM   #8
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Default Re: Ariza to Rockets!

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8-9 million is way too much money.

He's only getting from Houston what LA offered though - $33mil over 5 years ($6.6 pa).

I'm not sure how much of his decision to leave was due to him cracking the sads over our offer, or the realisation that the Lakers preferred Artest, so I won't rip into Ariza. If his reason is the former however, he's made a grave error. As Robster pointed out, the grass aint greener on the other side. I'm thinking his decision must have been more to do with being shoved out the door. The Lakers simply do not lose players we want to keep. From memory, AC Green leaving in the 90s is the only time its happened.
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:47 PM   #9
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Good job David Lee Good luck Ariza and welcome Artest. Good job Mitch another smart move exspecially if Ariza wanted more money...
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:49 PM   #10
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hurts, i will still root for him, until he plays the lakers. Goodluck trevor i hope you kick some ass in houston
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:22 PM   #11
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Default Re: Ariza to Rockets!

David Lee really screwed his client and got in his head. ****ing agents! Trevor Ariza is not a good fit for the Rockets. Hes going to have huge expectations on him given hes basicilly a swap for Artest. What an idiot for leaving the perfect situation. He got very poor advice from his agent.
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:24 PM   #12
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Default Re: Ariza to Rockets!

Wow....Ariza's agent just shot him in the foot.

He will be greatly missed, but on the other hand, we got Ron Ron for a great price.
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:30 PM   #13
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Hahahahahaha Arizas Agent Tried Getting Him More Money And Actually Got Him Much Less!!!
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:31 PM   #14
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And no more title rings.
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:35 PM   #15
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And no more title rings.

Less money for a garbage team when we offered more money. Wheres the "no appreciation" in that?
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