October 11, 2019, 4:37 pmTrevor ArizaSF, Sacramento Kings
The Kings announced that Trevor Ariza has undergone a procedure to remove a lipoma from his back.
Ariza will miss the rest of the preseason and will be re-evaluated on October 16. A lipoma is a non-cancerous growth that can cause discomfort, among other things, so it's not surprising that Ariza would want this dealt with now. His fantasy stock was already shrinking and it's safe to write the veteran off outside of deeper formats. Harrison Barnes and Bogdan Bogdanovic should absorb whatever minutes that Ariza was going to get at small forward.
Source: Sean Cunningham on Twitter