Monday, February 25, 2013

Aldridge: Clippers Vetoed Ariza For Butler Trade

NBA.COM analyst David Aldridge reported today that the Wizards and Clippers had agreed to send Trevor Ariza to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for Caron Butler, but the trade was rejected by Clippers owner Donald Sterling, because he didn't want to disturb team chemistry. Butler, who played four and a half seasons in Washington is averaging 10.3 points per game this season in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, Ariza, who won a championship with the Lakers in 2009, has been averaging 8.4 points over 37 games with the Wizards, sitting out with a strained left calf to start the season.

Clippers forward Caron Butler, right, in a discussion with Wizards forward Trevor Ariza, left, during a game on February 4th