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Trevor Ariza, Austin Rivers Deal Finally Completed

Washington, Phoenix, and Memphis are preparing a swap which includes Austin Rivers and Kelly Oubre.

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Finally... Resolution!

Shams Charania of The Athletic is reporting that Washington and Phoenix have cut out the middle man and done a deal directly.

Austin Rivers will look nice in a Phoenix uniform.


Since the deal below (Ariza to Wizards, Rivers to Suns, Oubre to Grizzlies) was announced, the principal news breakers—Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN and John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7—have been in a Twitter tug-of-war over role-players included to make the trade fly. Gambadoro has insisted the Suns are receiving swingman Dillon Brooks (6’6, 22-year old). Wojnarowski has countered, saying the Grizzlies are sending MarShon Brooks (6’5, 30-year-old shooting guard).

As it turns out, they may both be right...and wrong. Apparently the Grizzlies and Suns themselves are confused which Brooks is to be included, and the difference may scuttle the deal.

And OH DEAR...

And now the aftermath...

The Washington Wizards and Phoenix Suns are completing a three-team trade that will send veteran forward Trevor Ariza to the Wizards and guard Austin Rivers to the Suns. The Memphis Grizzlies are also involved, absorbing forward Kelly Oubre and sending out role players Wayne Selden and MarShon Brooks. Trade news came first from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 confirms that the deal is done.

Wojnarowski offers a slight correction:

And then there’s a correction back.

The 33-year-old Ariza is averaging 9.9 point, 5.6 rebounds, and 3.3 assists for the Suns in 26 games so far this season, shooting only 37.9% from the field.

Rivers, 26, averages 7.0 points on 38.6% shooting for the Wizards in 23.1 minutes per game.

Oubre, 23, averages 13.0 points and 4.4 rebounds in 25.9 minutes per.