Jun 21, 2012 Small Forward Updates
Trevor Ariza has been traded to the Washington Wizards.
Fantasy Advice: Ariza will step right in to the starting SF spot for the Wizards and should have a decent role in their offense. The Wizards starting five could consist of John Wall, Bradley Beal, Ariza, Emeka Okafor and Nene. I’ve seen a lot of criticism of the Wizards for this trade, but I like the trade since it actually puts a decent team on the floor and gives the fans a real chance at a playoff spot.
Ariza’s biggest contributions will be on defense, but he should see an improvement in his offensive numbers in Washington. His biggest fantasy drawbacks are his career 43.1 FG% and career 67.4 FT%. He will be a later round fantasy small forward.