New Orleans Hornets: Somebody Didn't Realize That Trevor Ariza Isn't a Star
The New Orleans Hornets let the Houston Rockets off the hook of Trevor Ariza's contract in a four-way deal that panned out for, well, no one
After the LA Lakers let Trevor Ariza go following a solid contribution to the team's 2009 championship, the Houston Rockets decided they wanted to make him a part of their core with a $33 million contract for five years. General Manager Darryl Morey soon realized that he overpaid for a 15-point scorer who shoots under 40 percent.
Morey, knowing that Ariza is forever a role player, moved him as quickly as possible to a team that needed athleticism on the perimeter. The Hornets may have had lower expectations from the start with Ariza, but that doesn't mean he's worth his price tag to a team that needs depth and doesn't have a lot of money to find it.
The Hornets don't have enough to win a title with their team as constituted, so it behooves them to position themselves to improve their chances. Within that process, they may be content with what Ariza offers them, but it could not hurt them to trade away his paltry 11 points per game.
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