Rockets trade Ariza, first-round draft pick to Pistons

Trail Blazers forward Trevor Ariza throws a pass against the Timberwolves.

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.


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