Trevor Ariza Trade: Wizards Roster & Starting Lineup After Deal

Multiple teams had reportedly been in the mix as a potential trade partner for Phoenix Suns forward Trevor Ariza. But it was the Washington Wizards who came out of left field to strike a three-team deal on Friday night and bolster their roster a bit. The deal certainly shakes things up in Washington and provides a new start for a few players.
Here’s a look at the deal, courtesy of ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. It features Ariza going to the Wizards, Kelly Oubre to the Memphis Grizzlies and Austin Rivers, MarShon Brooks and Wayne Selden heading to the Suns.

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As part of a three-team deal nearing completion: Ariza to the Wizards, Kelly Oubre to the Memphis Grizzlies and Austin Rivers and two Grizzlies role players to Suns, league sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/1EmRCHrjOP
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 15, 2018

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Clarify: MarShon Brooks, not Dillon.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 15, 2018

Following the deal, it creates a new-look Wizards roster and likely a starting lineup change as well. Let’s take a look at Washington’s new-look group.

Wizards Roster & Starting Lineup After Trevor Ariza Trade
*Notates projected starter
C: Dwight Howard* (injured), Thomas Bryant, Ian Mahinmi
PF: Otto Porter*, Markieff Morris, Jeff Green, Okaro White
SF: Trevor Ariza*, Sam Dekker, Troy Brown
SG: Bradley Beal*, Tomas Satoransky, Devin Robinson, Jordan McRae
PG: John Wall*, Chasson Randle
The deal certainly makes things interesting for the Wizards but came with a bit of backlash from some fans. A part of that has to do with the fact that this leaves the team incredibly thin at point guard behind John Wall. With that said, Tomas Satoransky and Bradley Beal are both capable of running the point.
This all comes shortly after the trade rumors previously swirling around Washington cooled off quite a bit. This obviously doesn’t mean the Wizards won’t remain active and possibly even move one of their key pieces, but there’s a reason to believe they got better here. Specifically, the addition of Ariza will improve things on the defensive end, and he’s also a solid outside shooter who could benefit from playing alongside Wall.
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