Now it is finally official. The Washington Wizards have made a deal with the Phoenix Suns to bring Trevor Ariza back to DC in exchange for Kelly Oubre and Austin Rivers. After all of the problems that happened last night, the trade is finally official.
Originally, the idea was a three-team deal that would have sent Ariza plus two Grizzlies second-rounders to Washington. Kelly Oubre would have gone to Memphis and Austin Rivers as well as Grizzlies forward Wayne Selden would have gone to the Suns. However, the Suns and Grizzlies could not agree on which Brooks was part of the deal. They did not know if it was MarShon Brooks or Dillon Brooks which led to a lot of confusion.
How did we get to the Ariza trade?
The Wizards and Suns had been exploring a deal that involved Kelly Oubre and Austin Rivers in exchange for Trevor Ariza for a very long time now.
Ariza, who signed a one-year, $15 million Suns deal over the summer, became trade-eligible today. This is the date players signing summer free-agent deals are allowed to be included in trades. The Suns, now at 5-24, have been willing to find a deal for Ariza.
Who won the trade?
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