With the end of the 18-19 season, the NBA offseason is coming, and the free market is about to open.
The Houston Rockets, this interested team has also been entangled with rumors of some stars recently.
For example, star striker Jimmy Butler, of course, this is not realistic. The Rockets are very interested in getting the goddess Butler, even very hungry.
But the Rockets have no room at all, and belong to a team that has no money in their pockets and loves to bid.
From a realistic point of view, if the Rockets keep the original team, they only have one middle class in their hands.
And this medium production capacity has a limited striker level, or you can only try the Rockets’ old general Ariza.
Ariza will become a free agent this summer, he can join any team.
And Ariza is also old, the Rockets have hope to win him.
In addition, Chris Paul was also dispatched. Today he and Ariza participated in the "go to play" event in Los Angeles. With the two of them was another old Rockets player, Bobby Brown. Brown is related to the Rockets.
Although Brown is no longer playing in the Rockets, he often goes to and from the Rockets, and even the management plans to give Brown a management job. His recruitment and contacts are very extensive.
In the regular season of the 2018-19 season, Ariza averaged 12.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.3 steals in 34 minutes per game.
Last year, the Rockets did not keep Ariza, resulting in a significant reduction in the level of the wing.
This season, D’Antoni was forced to use the 1.91-meter Eric Gordon to play the third position.
The lack of wing height makes the Rockets suffer a lot on rebounds, and Capela is often pulled out of the basket.
A group of short guys in the Rockets can’t grab rebounds at all.
When Ariza is there, he can help Capela grab rebounds and protect the frame, and he can also defend the flanks, allowing Tucker to rest assured to defend inside.
Is Ariza willing to return to the Rockets?
According to a report by the Rockets reporter Jonathan Feigen of the "Houston Chronicle", he asked Ariza about his becoming a free agent and would he still be willing to return to the Rockets?
Ariza did not refuse that I would not go back, but he was interested in going to the Rockets, the Lakers, and even other teams.
But Ariza did not reply directly now, but replied to Fagan with a simple sentence: "I don’t know either, let’s see."
In fact, Ariza’s meaning is very obvious, whoever gives more money will go there.
The Rockets are really attracted to Ariza, and Paul has a good relationship with him. This year, he has made several video calls after the game.
After Ariza was interviewed, Rockets general PJ Tucker immediately posted a message on social media to warn Ariza.
All your decisions need money to open the way, without money you are nothing.
Tucker wrote: "Our mentality is to be money-oriented and doomed to live for all those dreams that never came true!"
In order to live, in order to give the family a better life.
What is the championship?
Just icing on the cake.
When you don’t need to worry about material things, when you can satisfy all your desires.
At this time, the championship is your new pursuit. For Ariza, he didn’t make much money in his career.
Compared with Harden and Paul holding big contracts, the money earned by Ariza in his career is less than 60 million US dollars.
When the salary cap rose sharply, Ariza, who could have earned an annual salary of 20 million, only had a salary of 8 million.
The Rockets’ veteran Parsons, who entered the league 7 years later than Ariza, has earned 140 million US dollars.
Some fans said, isn’t $60 million enough?
For ordinary people, it can’t be spent in a lifetime, but from the perspective of NBA players, 60 million is really not enough.
How many players have earned hundreds of millions of dollars in their careers but are close to bankruptcy when they retire, so this time no matter how the Rockets use favors.
Ariza still has to keep his original intention, whoever gives more money will go where.