Trevor Ariza's Production Has Been Hard To Ignore For Washington Wizards

By Jack Bolesta
Trevor Ariza
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Trevor Ariza has been doing everything asked of him by the Washington Wizards. He has provided an offensive spark to the starting offensive rotation and contributed down the stretch in close games.

Currently, he is only 62 three-point field goals away from breaking Washington’s single-season record for 3-pointers with only 21 regular season games remaining. Without a doubt, this has been his best season with the Wizards and his playoff impact is enormous. With an expiring contract, Washington can not afford to ignore Ariza’s skills. Come offseason, a lot of teams will be looking to sign him and he will have an extremely high market value.

So far this season, Ariza has averaged 15.2 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. He is also shooting 47 percent from the field and 44 percent from downtown. He has been productive for Washington all throughout February. He has had  some standout career games, which led to victories for the Wizards.

He has a great shooting ability and can knock it down from long range. This season, he has been hitting 70-footers with ease. Washington has been able to count on Ariza, and the team should seriously consider re-signing him.

Ariza currently plays in all of Washington’s top five most productive rotations. He has been staying in most of the rotations and helping the bench do its job while the starters rest. One of his best qualities is his ability to play team basketball. He has chemistry with everyone in Washington and is completely unselfish. There have been rumors that Washington is looking to upgrade its front court. If the team plans on bringing in other frontcourt players, Ariza has earned his keep.

He deserves to stay in Washington even if the team brings in other frontcourt players. Players like Ariza are hard to come by, and Washington should have figured this out by now.

Jack Bolesta is a Washington Wizards writer for Follow him on Twitter, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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