Phoenix investing in Ariza
The Associated Press - July 9, 2018 8:49 am
HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 24: Trevor Ariza #1 of the Houston Rockets poses for a portrait during the 2016 NBA Media Day at the Toyota Center on September 24, 2016 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photos by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
PHOENIX (AP) – Trevor Ariza says he’s joining a Phoenix Suns team that has talent but doesn’t know how to win. That’s where the 14-year NBA veteran comes in. He brings defense, experience, scoring and lots of leadership and a winning pedigree to a franchise that’s missed the playoffs the last two seasons. Ariza says good teams learn to be selfless, and it’s an attitude that spreads from player to player. Phoenix spent virtually all of its cap space on Ariza’s one-year, $15 million deal.