Prior to the season starting I would have said the Wizards should like to trade Ariza by the deadline mostly to pave way for Otto Potter without letting Ariza walk at the end of the season. Ariza seems to fit with Wall and company better than he has in L.A., Orlando or anywhere else. He is an ideal small forward for the Wizards and I actually wish at times Randy used him more as a stretch 4. He is ideal because he is not a ball stopper, and has a great all around game outside of creating on the ball for himself. He won some extra brownie points with me for playing through a 102 fever and guarding Lebron with that Wednesday.
If the Wizards resign Ariza does that mean they have to give up on Porter? I think so. I am not sure if I would do this or not. I am conflicted about Porter. I haven't really even seen flashes that tell me he is going to be a good player. Defensively he looks fine. Offensively he so far doesnt seem any better than Dominque Mcguire. I am curious what the BF community thinks about this.