The Houston Rockets traded small forward Trevor Ariza and the No. 16 pick to the Detroit Pistons for a future first-round pick, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Ariza was just recently acquired by the Rockets in a trade that sent forward Robert Covington to the Portland Trail Blazers.
“The deal gives the Rockets - a hard-capped team — the freedom to use their mid-level exception in free agency,” Wojnarowski wrote.
Ariza, 35, averaged 8.0 points and 4.6 rebounds with the Trail Blazers and Sacramento Kings last season.
In his first draft as Pistons GM, Troy Weaver will be picking at Nos. 7 and 16. His mandate has been to restore the franchise's base of young talent and he'll get a chance to impact that beginning with tonight's draft.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 18, 2020