June 22, 2020, 5:45 pmTrevor ArizaSF, Portland Trail Blazers
Trevor Ariza will pass on the NBA's restart in Orlando to spend a one-month visitation window with his son, per Adrian Wojnarowski.
Ariza has been involved in a custody case over his 12-year old son and he has chosen to pick his family over resuming the season. It's a big blow to the Blazers' playoff hopes, as the forward positions have been a major issue all season long and didn't stabilize until Ariza's acquisition. Guys like Carmelo Anthony, Gary Trent Jr., Nassir Little and Mario Hezonja will have to step up. This is also a reminder that the NBA's restart plan won't fly with everyone for a wide variety of reasons.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
March 8, 2020, 12:24 amTrevor ArizaSF, Portland Trail Blazers
Trevor Ariza scored five points on 1-of-6 shooting with seven rebounds in 29 minutes on Saturday.
Ariza fell back to earth after shooting over 55 percent in each of the past two games. He has been a top-75 player over the past two months, floated by his 1.6 steals per game over that stretch. Ariza is an efficient threes and steals specialist and should post top-100 value moving forward.
March 7, 2020, 12:21 amTrevor ArizaSF, Portland Trail Blazers
Trevor Ariza finished Friday's loss to the Suns with 17 points (5-for-9 FG, 3-for-5 3PT), five rebounds, three assists and a steal in 36 minutes.
Ariza hasn't been consistent enough to rely on for regular fantasy value but tonight was a decent night as he shot 60% from three-point land. Don't expect this type of scoring output regularly moving forward.
March 5, 2020, 12:39 amCarmelo AnthonyPF, Portland Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony led the Blazers in scoring on Wednesday night, ending the game with 25 points (8-13 FG, 3-5 3PT), and chipping in five rebounds, one assist and two steals.
Anthony had a solid all-around night contributing in both points, rebounds and steals. He's been a nice end of bench option and should hover around top-150 value through the end of the season. Trevor Ariza was just a notch below him when it came to tonight's performance, ending with 15 points, three rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks.
February 27, 2020, 11:00 pmCarmelo AnthonyPF, Portland Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony had a quiet 12 points and seven rebounds in 36 minutes on Thursday night.
Anthony didn't do a ton offensively in this contest but was at least efficient in what he did do. He made five of his eight shots and only turned it over twice. Anthony and Trevor Ariza have both settled in as top-140 values this season and that should continue. Ariza had an off night, scoring eight points and hitting two triples in 37 minutes.
February 26, 2020, 1:28 amTrevor ArizaSF, Portland Trail Blazers
Trevor Ariza had a well-rounded game on Tuesday, turning out 17 points (5-of-6 FGs, 5-of-5 FTs), eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 38 minutes in a 106-118 home loss to the Celtics.
Ariza now has at least two steals in six straight games. That's not the only unsustainable number helping him put up middle-round value recently. Ariza's shooting percentages this month are miles above where they normally sit, so expect a drop in production. Treat him as a steals streamer in standard leagues.
February 22, 2020, 1:29 amCarmelo AnthonyPF, Portland Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony scored 20 points (6-for-17 shooting) in Friday's loss to the Pelicans, adding five rebounds, two triples, one assist, one steal and one block.
Anthony was once again inefficient from the field and looked pretty slow against the athletic Pelicans lineup. Trevor Ariza started alongside Melo and chipped in 13 points (5-for-7 shooting), eight rebounds, two assists, two steals, one triple and a block. Each could see a bit more usage while Damian Lillard is out.
February 9, 2020, 11:34 pmTrevor ArizaSF, Portland Trail Blazers
Trevor Ariza played well on Sunday in a win over the Heat as he put up 22 points on 7-of-10 shooting in a team-high 39 minutes.
Ariza added four rebounds, five assists, three steals and one block to the stat sheet. He holds standard league value with the Blazers as he should see over 30 minutes consistently. Expect Ariza to be a solid 3-and-D guy with top-100 upside for the remainder of the season.
February 7, 2020, 11:28 pmTrevor ArizaSF, Portland Trail Blazers
Trevor Ariza was ejected Friday against the Jazz after receiving his second technical foul.
Ariza was T'd up arguing a no-call and it was his second on the night. heads to the showers after putting up a measly two points on three shots in nine minutes.
Source: Eric Walden on Twitter
February 2, 2020, 2:04 amTrevor ArizaSF, Portland Trail Blazers
Trevor Ariza's hot run ended on Saturday as he posted six points, seven rebounds and no cash counters in 26 minutes.
Ariza's back in his old stomping grounds as a top-65 guy in the last couple of weeks but this is a reminder that his floor is far lower than it has been in the past. The return of Carmelo Anthony for this one didn't help, but Ariza might get enough minutes in Portland to be worth a shot as a steals and threes guy.
February 1, 2020, 1:34 amTrevor ArizaSF, Portland Trail Blazers
Trevor Ariza was a pest on the defensive end with five steals on Friday, adding two points, four rebounds, three dimes and one block on 1-of-5 shooting in 39 minutes.
Ariza's five steals made his owners smile, but the lack of threes made (0-of-2) were a bit of a downer. He's not going to fill up the stat sheet every night, but Ariza is a solid 3-and-D guy at the end of your bench in standard leagues.
January 30, 2020, 9:00 pmCarmelo AnthonyPF, Portland Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony (personal) will be out for Friday's game against the Lakers.
Anthony will sit this game against the Lakers out, which should give Trevor Ariza a good shot at being a daily fantasy play.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 30, 2020, 7:01 pmCarmelo AnthonyPF, Portland Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony (personal) did not travel with the team to Los Angeles but his status for Friday's game vs. the Lakers is still unclear.
Anthony has had a solid season since joining the Blazers and can help rosters with his rebounding and scoring ability but hasn't scored on good efficiency. Trevor Ariza and Nassir Little will have additional opportunity with Ariza having the better fantasy value if Anthony sits out.
Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter
January 30, 2020, 1:28 amTrevor ArizaSF, Portland Trail Blazers
Trevor Ariza finished Wednesday's contest with 21 points (9-14 FG, 3-6 3PT), four rebounds, an assist and two steals.
Ariza shot the ball pretty well and had another game reaching the 20-point water mark. He's not a bad option for teams that need points and have some FG% points to spare.
January 24, 2020, 12:58 amTrevor ArizaSF, Portland Trail Blazers
Trevor Ariza started on Thursday and scored 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting to go with seven boards, two dimes, two steals and four triples.
Ariza did a great job on offense in his start and the Blazers have no real reason to not play him big minutes as they don't have many reliable options. His defensive abilities are still limited, but it might be worth it to scoop up Ariza just to see where this thing goes as the Blazers have revived a few fantasy careers this year already.