The Lakers have made it official: Trevor Ariza is returning home.
Home to play for his former agent, Rob Pelinka. Home to where he played basketball at Westchester High School. Home to where he developed with the UCLA Bruins before the 2004 NBA Draft. Home to where he wore purple and gold while helping Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom, Derek Fisher and the rest of those Lakers raise the franchise’s 15th banner.
Home to where he belongs.
The Lakers announced the move in a press release on Friday. The team did not disclose the terms of the deal, but it is reportedly for the veteran’s minimum.