Obviously, the news that Ariza was traded wasnt what Paul wanted to hear. He tweeted on social networks: Shake your head. It was simple, but it revealed that he did not want to see Ariza traded.
Ariza, a veteran defensive veteran in the league, played in the Rockets last season, but joined the Suns on a short contract of $15 million this summer. However, the Sunsrecord this season has been low, and they have entered the rotten mode early. Ariza also stopped because of injury and other factors.
Its not clear why Savour opposed sending Ariza to the Lakers, arguably because there were some old playoff grievances between the Sun and the Lakers, and Savour didnt want to make any trade that would benefit the Lakers.
Earlier, it was reported that the Sun wanted one of the young potential stocks of the Lakers, but the Lakers were reluctant to give it.