Washington Wizards forward Trevor Ariza, who was recently acquired via trade with the Phoenix Suns appeared to take a shot at his former team when talking about his departure from the Valley of the Sun.
“They were struggling a little bit, but they couldn’t have been struggling worst than what I was struggling with (laughs),” Ariza said, according to the Washington Post’s Candace Buckner.
“So everybody have their things that they go through, it’s just about how you get through them or how do what you need to do to try to change them.”
Ariza is now focusing on the future with the Wizards.
“Being here, I plan to come in and just try to work through whatever it is we’re going through at the time.”
Nets to Re-Sign Alan Williams
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Williams has decided to remain in the United States following complications that popped up during hit contract negotiations with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association.
Williams was having quite the season in the G League,
averaging 21.0 points per game and a league-leading 14.7 rebounds per contest.
Celtics’ Kyrie Irving Credits Team Meeting for Spark
The loss to Milwaukee back on December 21st was the Celtics’ 3rd in a row and dropped their record to 18-13 on the season.
“We could pinpoint a lot of turning points,” Irving said, according to Jay King of The Athletic.
“We just want to build that chemistry first. Just getting with one another (after the Bucks loss), really put everything out there and then move on from that point. At that point, playing against Milwaukee, we weren’t at rock bottom, but we needed to address some shit in this locker room. It’s just good to get stuff out in the air.”
Irving believes in this team’s chances this season, despite the early struggles.
“We’re not on a good team, we’re on a great one,” Irving said. “We have the talent to be great.”
Kings, Knicks Discussing Zach Randolph, Enes Kanter Trade
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, neither side is close to an agreement yet, but both are motivated to rid themselves of expiring contracts.
Kanter has been upset with his role on the team this season, and Randolph has yet to play for the Kings this season after signing with the team prior to the 2017-2018 campaign.
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