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Suns trade Trevor Ariza to Wizards for Austin Rivers, Kelly Oubre

The deal comes after a 3-team trade fell through
Trevor Ariza
Posted at 9:05 AM, Dec 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-17 11:07:59-05

The Phoenix Suns have traded veteran guard/forward Trevor Ariza to the Washington Wizards in exchange for guard Austin Rivers and forward Kelly Oubre Jr., the Suns announced Monday.

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.

Rivers, the son of Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers, was the 10th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft and has played for three NBA teams during his seven-year career. He has averaged 9.3 points and 2.4 assists during his career, including 7.4 points, two assists and 2.4 rebounds in 29 games with the Wizards this season.

Oubre was the No. 15 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. He is averaging 12.9 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 29 games for Washington this season. He has averaged 8.2 points in his three-plus-year NBA career.

According to multiple reports, a proposed three-team trade between the Suns, Wizards and Memphis Grizzlies involving all three players fell through Friday night when confusion arose on which player from the Grizzlies was to be traded.