Sources: Ariza, in 3rd trade in week, off to OKC

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Veteran forward Trevor Ariza is headed to his fourth team this week as part of a three-team trade involving the Detroit Pistons, Dallas Mavericks and Oklahoma City Thunder, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Ariza will be rerouted from Detroit to Oklahoma City in a deal that sends forward Justin Jackson to Oklahoma City, power forward James Johnson to the Mavericks and guard Delon Wright to the Pistons, sources said.

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It is the third trade this week involving Ariza, who has played for nine teams in his 16-year NBA career. The Portland Trail Blazers sent Ariza along with two first-round picks to the Houston Rockets for forward Robert Covington. The Rockets rerouted Ariza and a first-round pick to Detroit in what turned into a sign-and-trade deal that allowed Houston to add center/power forward Christian Wood plus a protected future first-rounder. Then the Pistons passed Ariza ($12.8 million expiring contract) on to the Thunder.

Moving Wright and Jackson in return for Johnson opens a roster spot for the Mavs, which was Dallas’ primary motivation for the deal, sources said. The Mavericks also value the toughness of the 6-foot-7, 240-pound Johnson, whose $16 million expiring contract

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