Rockets agree to 4-year, $32M deal with Trevor Ariza

Rockets agree to 4-year, $32M deal with Trevor Ariza

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May 5, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Washington Wizards forward Trevor Ariza (1) points after scoring against the Indiana Pacers in game one of the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Washington defeats Indiana 102-96. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

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by Sam Amick / USA TODAY Sports

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Posted on July 12, 2014 at 4:54 PM

The Houston Rockets have agreed to a four-year, $32 million deal with free agent small forward Trevor Ariza, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.

The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not yet been announced.

Ariza was being heavily courted by the Washington Wizards team that he played for last season but ultimately decided to join Dwight Howard and James Harden on the Rockets team that went 54-28 last season and fell in the first round of the playoffs to the Portland Trailblazers.

The Rockets have until Sunday to decide whether or not to match Chandler Parsons' three-year, $46 million offer sheet from the Dallas Mavericks, and it appears they are still considering doing so.

Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is intrigued with the idea of using Parsons as a stretch power forward at times and increasing the team's depth with the Ariza/Parsons approach.

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