You can count me among the numerous people who thought Trevor Ariza's move to Houston would prove to be disastrous. I felt Ariza was not the type of player who would thrive under the glow of the spotlight. If Ariza could hear me, I would offer him my most sincere apologies, because not only has he thrived, but it seems his game has taken a step forward also. Honestly, who could have blamed me for having converse feelings about Ariza? Up to this point, he had never done anything to merit more than a passing glance as a mainly serviceable player. Stints in New York and Orlando never proved Ariza would be more than an athletic role player, and most of his success in Los Angeles was credited to the superior team thatáplayed around him. Myáfamiliarity with Ariza extends to his days as a high ...
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