After a season in which the Sacramento Kings finished ninth in the West, the team looks to improve their roster to make the playoffs in the upcoming season. With that mentality, the Kings signed Trevor Ariza for a 2-year deal that is worth $25 Million, according to Shams Charania from The Athletic.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 30, 2019
The Kings released a press statement on Sunday to make official the signing. In it, they confirmed that Ariza would wear number 0 for the next two years in his career for the Kings.
— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) July 7, 2019
Ariza was drafted with the 43rd overall pick by the New York Knicks in the 2004 NBA Draft. In his 15 seasons in the NBA, he has played for several teams including the Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, and the New Orleans Pelicans, in that time named New Orleans Hornets. He also played for the Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards in two different occasions.
Before the start of last season, Ariza signed with the Phoenix Suns for one season and $15 Million. Then, he would be traded to the Washington Wizards in exchange of Austin Rivers and Kelly Oubre Jr. Last season he played in a total of 69 games and averaged 12.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 1.3 steals in 34 minutes per game while shooting 33.4 percent from the three-point line.