Wizards, Suns reach agreement on Trevor Ariza trade

After an initial three-team trade was scrapped Friday night, the Phoenix Suns have agreed to trade Trevor Ariza to the Washington Wizards, league sources told ESPN.

Sources said the Wizards are sending Austin Rivers and Kelly Oubre Jr. to the Suns.

A trade call is set for Saturday, sources said.

On Friday, an agreed-to three-team trade that also included the Memphis Grizzlies fell apart once the Suns and Grizzlies couldn't agree whether Memphis' MarShon Brooks or Dillon Brooks would be joining Phoenix, league sources said.

Ariza, who signed a one-year, $15 million contract with the Suns over the summer, became trade-eligible Saturday. This is the date players signing summer free-agent deals are allowed to be included in trades. The Suns, reeling at 5-24, have been willing to find a deal for Ariza.

In anticipation of a trade Friday night, Ariza, 33, had been given permission to travel back to his Los Angeles home and prepare to join the Wizards, sources said. Washington was eager to reacquire Ariza, who had a tremendous impact on the team's locker room in his previous stop there. He was considered a good influence on All-Star guard John Wall.

Ariza and his agent, Aaron Mintz of CAA, had hoped that the Los Angeles Lakers could complete a deal with the Suns, but that became more difficult to navigate in recent days, league sources said. Suns owner Robert Sarver became more sensitive about doing a deal with the Lakers in wake of the criticism that came with allowing center Tyson Chandler to get a contract buyout to join the Lakers last month, sources said. The Lakers had been eager to make a deal for Ariza.

The Wizards didn't believe they had the payroll flexibility to re-sign Oubre this summer, which led to his inclusion in trade talks.