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Portland Trail Blazer: Trevor Ariza, the best small forward in years

Trevor Ariza #8 of the Portland Trail Blazers (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

Trevor Ariza only played 21 games for the Portland Trail Blazers. But in that time, he showed skills on both ends that we hadn’t seen in a wing in years.

Trevor Ariza came to the Portland Trail Blazers in a January trade that sent Kent Bazemore and multiple second-round picks to the Sacramento Kings.

Bazemore had struggled for offensive impact, so this trade seemed like nothing but a cost-saving move, as Ariza earned significantly less than Bazemore.