The Rockets felt that Trevor Ariza could handle the extra minutes and excel as a starter, but, in the end they were wrong because he just couldn’t shoot. Ariza only shot 38.4% from the floor, 32.2% from three point range and 65% from the free throw line and that is just not acceptable for a starter in the NBA. Ariza has played in 68 games (67 starts) for the Rockets this season and he is averaging 36.5 minutes, 14.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.8 steals per game. Hopefully Ariza won’t play as much next season as he did this year.
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