On December 5, Beijing time, NBA reporter Adam Spolane predicted that the Houston Rockets would be interested in bringing Trevor Ariza back to the Space City, but there was little possibility of a deal. The Rockets also hoped that the Phoenix Sun would buy Ariza.
Earlier, well-known journalist Mark Stern reported that Ariza still had a $15 million contract, and teams wanted the Sun to buy Ariza, just like Tyson Chandler did recently, but the Sun wanted to trade back some chips.
According to US media reports, the teams waiting for the Sun to buy Ariza include the rockets that just broke up with Ariza this summer.
According to Spolane Twitter, "This is something that deserves continued attention. I am fully confident that the Rockets will be interested in bringing Ariza back, but the deal is almost impossible. The Rockets also want Ariza to be bought off.
Previously, Ariza joined the Rockets twice, playing for five seasons, 381 games were all starting, playing 35.2 minutes each, getting 12.7 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.8 steals, 40.6% hits and 35.4% three-point hits. This summer, Ariza transferred to Suns on a 15 million-year contract. He has played 21 games so far this season, with his average score dropping to 9.9 points per game and his shooting percentage dropping to 37.2%. With the sun no longer able to escape the fate of the bottom of the West Side, Ariza's days in Phoenix seem to be coming to an end.
On the other hand, the departure of Ariza and Luke Bamot is regarded as one of the important reasons for the rocket's faltering start to the season, and even Rocket General Manager Daryl Morey has recently assumed responsibility. It remains to be seen whether the rocket will "mend the hole" and whether Ariza will be able to "enter the Palace of Three Entries" in the space city.