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Report: Suns trade falls through after confusion over which player was to be traded

Trevor Ariza was on his way out. And then...
Trevor Ariza
Posted at 9:19 PM, Dec 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-15 08:22:33-05

The Phoenix Suns were about to send forward Trevor Ariza to the Washington Wizards in a three-team deal Friday night.

And then...

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Arizona Sports' John Gambadoro reported the the Suns, Wizards and Memphis Grizzlies initially agreed to a trade that would bring Wizards point guard Austin Rivers to Phoenix. In addition, guard Wayne Seldon and a guard/forward with the last name Brooks were expected to be part of the deal.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported, however, that the Grizzlies were confused over whether Dillon Brooks or MarShon Brooks were to be part of the trade. That confusion reportedly led to the dismantling of the deal.

It looks, however, like the confusion might not have been the Suns' fault.

Wojnarowski added the Suns and Wizards were still talking late Friday night in hopes of eventually working out a deal that would send Ariza to D.C.

Phoenix signed Ariza, a 15-year pro, to a one-year, $15 million deal in June. He has averaged 9.9 points and five rebounds in 26 games for the Suns this season.

Friday's report came one day after Suns owner Robert Sarver posted a video message assuring fans that the team is going to stay in Phoenix despite a report that Sarver threatened to relocate the team.