Trevor Ariza may not be with the Suns for the rest of the season.
Rival teams believe Phoenix will listen to offers for the 33-year-old forward, according to a report from the New York Times. Ariza signed a one-year, $15 million deal with the Suns in the offseason and is not eligible to be traded until Dec. 15.
Multiple contenders are expected to be interested in dealing for Ariza, the report says. Teams had been hoping the Suns would buy out Ariza, but Phoenix is hoping to receive “at least one” asset back in return for him.
Ariza is on a one-year, $15 million deal with Phoenix. Interested teams have been hoping the Suns would just buy Ariza out like they did with Tyson Chandler, but they are expected to pursue trades to try to get at least one asset in return— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) December 4, 2018
Ariza has averaged 9.9 points and 5.6 rebounds in 34.5 minutes per game for the struggling Suns this season. He has shot 37.2 percent from the field and 35.7 percent from 3-point range.
The 15-year veteran spent four seasons with the Rockets before he signed with Phoenix.
The Suns will face the Kings on Tuesday. They’ll carry a 4-19 record into that matchup.