Trevor Ariza-to-Wizards deal falls apart - or was it dismantled?
You just know that the Phoenix Suns were involved in this fiasco. Please don't get on me if I screw this up! Trevor Ariza apparently was supposed to go to the Wizards - Kelly Oubre to the Grizzlies - and Austin Rivers, MarShon Brooks and Wayne Selden to the Suns.
Breaking: As part of a 3-team trade that has been agreed upon in principle, Trevor Ariza will go to the Wizards, Kelly Oubre to the Grizzlies and Austin Rivers, Wayne Selden and MarShon Brooks to the Suns, per @wojespn. pic.twitter.com/afI7IqpyG0
So, was this just a blunder or something more sinister. Suns owner, Robert Sarver, comes immediately to mind. David Aldridge suggests a last-minute move by Phoenix may have been the deal-killer. Was it a mistake from the beginning, or was it a change of heart by the Suns.
Per source, a trade call was requested w/the league Friday. It is pro forma for the league to double-check with all teams involved to make sure everyone agrees. It was then—before a trade call was officially set up—that the Suns said Dillion, and the Grizzlies said MarShon.
Danny Ainge was part of the Suns organization for a total of six years, three as player and three as coach - and boy could they use him now. There is a possibility he may have interest in Ariza or other Suns players, but this is a case of buyer-beware. Sarver just can't seem to get anything right, while Danny is thriving. The Wizards just may have to deal directly with Phoenix. There will be more on this. Stay tuned.
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