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Trevor Ariza in 2012-13 with the Wizards: Highs, Lows and Oh Nos!

Updated: May 17, 2013

[Wizards 2012-13 Player Reviews from the TAI crew are going down; let’s reflect—index:
Jannero PargoJason CollinsShaun LivingstonShelvin MackCartier MartinEarl Barron,
Jan VeselyChris SingletonTrevor BookerGarrett TempleEmeka OkaforTrevor Ariza,
Martell WebsterA.J. PriceJordan CrawfordKevin SeraphinBradley BealNeneJohn Wall.]

Trevor Ariza 2012-13 Washington Wizards Player Review

Trevor Ariza

6-8 : Height
210 lbs. : Weight
27 : Age
9 : Years NBA Experience
6 : NBA Teams

Traded by the New Orleans Hornets along with Emeka Okafor to the Washington Wizards
in exchange for Rashard Lewis and a second round pick on June 20, 2012.

Time as a Wizard in 2012-13

56 : Games
15 : Starts
1,471 : Minutes

1.41 out of 3 stars

Average Truth About DC Council Game Rating
{Ariza evaluated over 35 games} 

14.04 PER

NBA historical PER contribution equivalent:
maybe Doug Christie for the 2003-04 Sacramento Kings (14.0)
maybe Reggie Miller for the 1987-88 Indiana Pacers (14.0),
maybe Kevin Grevey for the 1978-79 Washington Bullets (14.0)

.102 Win Shares/48 Minutes

NBA historical WS/48 contribution equivalent:
maybe Lamar Odom for the 2006-07 Los Angeles Lakers (.102),
maybe Mike Miller for the 2001-02 Orlando Magic (.101),
maybe Shawn Marion for the 2008-09 Toronto Raptors—after being traded by the Miami Heat (.101)

With Trevor Ariza on the Court…

The Wizards offense scored 0.7 points more per 100 possessions (OffRtg)
The Wizards defense allowed 3.0 points less per 100 possessions (DefRtg)
Plus/Minus per 48 minutes: minus-1.5

Numbers : Per 36 Minutes

13.0 : Points
6.5 : Rebounds
0.5 : Blocks
1.8: Steals
2.8 : Assists
2.1 : Turnovers
1.8 : Fouls

0.93 PPP

Ariza had 563 offensive possessions with the Wizards that ended with a FGA, TO or FTs, and he scored 0.93 Points Per Possession (PPP) on those, ranked 174th in the NBA (via Synergy Sports Technology). Defensively, he allowed 0.76 PPP over 394 possessions, ranked 29th.


41.7% Field Goals (188-451)
36.4% 3-Pointers (76-209)
82.1% Free Throws (78-95)

[stats via and]


Trevor Ariza in 2012-13 with the Wizards:

Highs, Lows and Oh Nos!

by John Converse Townsend (@JohnCTownsend)

Hey, Trevor…

What’s up, brother? You gonna exercise that $7.7 million player option? You, uh, gonna stick around D.C. for the 2013-14 WASHINGTON WIZARDS PLAYOFF SEASON?!?

“I don’t know many people who are going to leave money on the table and I’m not one of the people to do that, so most likely.”

Alright. Great. Love the enthusiasm.

And I loved the way you played, for the most part. That 25-point performance against your old team, the Lakers of Los Angeles, on March 22… You pretty much won that game for the Wizards. A career-high seven 3-pointers! Martell Webster was the only other Wizards player to hit that many 3s this year.

Let’s watch the highlights:

Wow. What a weird show. And nice work, you really pissed off Kobe—that alone was more impressive than the season-high 26 points you dropped on the Charlotte Bobcats (for Charlotte Bobcats reasons).

What else… You dumped 20 points on the Knicks in a 106-96 win, and were red-hot from beyond the arc (5-for-7). You scored 14, and nabbed five boards, against the Nuggets in a 112-108 win. You had another good game against the Milwaukee Bucks on November 9. What had happened? Oh, just 15 points, eight rebounds and four assists. The Wizards lost, 91-101, but it wasn’t your fault. Basketball is a team sport and stuff.

You shot 55 percent in the restricted area. While you only made 15.4 percent of your takes in the paint, you fared better the further you got from the rim. You shot a somewhat respectable 37 percent from mid-range and sank a rock solid 36.4 percent of your 3-pointers—47.1 percent from the corner and … 29 percent above the break (cool it from there, kid).

OK, not to sour the mood here, but you probably air-balled more attempts this year than anyone else on the team because you turned down free shots like a teetotaler. And early in the season you would travel like a management consultant—all the time, frequent flyer. You also had a terrible record as a starer (2-13). (Only two Wizards had .500 records or better as starters: Shelvin Mack (1-1) and Jason Collins (2-0).)

In February, just before the All-Star break, David Falk called you a “broken-down Yugo.” Harsh. Now, I dunno much about Yugos—aside from the fact they don’t make ’em anymore—but perhaps he was right about the broken down part. You missed 17 games between December and January with a left calf strain. Then you came down with “the flu” in March, which was a shame. But you were kind enough to wear a mask so as to not get any of your Wizards friends sick. Good on ya, Shredder! 

All in all, including the five games you sat out at the end of the season with a sore knee, you missed 26 games. Only Trevor Booker (29) and John Wall (33) missed more.

Anyway, Mr. Arizona, glad to hear you’ll be back next season, even if you’re ho-hum, whatever, who cares about it.

You ended the season on a high (but not glass-shattering high) note.

In 34 games before the All-Star break, you averaged 8.0 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 1.7 APG and shot .395 from the field (.311 from 3). In 22 games after the festivities in Houston, which no Wizard besides Bradley Beal was invited to because the team was downright turrible, you upped your averages to 11.7 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 2.5 APG and shot .446 from the field (.415 from 3).

That is what’s up. Like your contract at the end of the year!


Kind of. Not really. Sorry.

“And I’m smokin’ on them flowers, catch the bouquet.” —Lil’ Wayne, song: God Bless Amerika

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John Converse Townsend
Reporter / Writer / Co-Editor at TAI
John has been part of the editorial team at TAI since 2010. He likes: pocket passes, chase-down blocks, 3-pointers. He dislikes: typos, turnovers, midrange jump shots.