Reports have emerged that a three-team trade between the Washington Wizards, Phoenix Suns and Memphis Grizzlies hit a snag - and then died - because of an issue with the Suns and Grizzlies' side of the deal.
The Grizzlies, per Wojnarowski, had also agreed to send a conditional 2019 second-round pick and a 2020 second-rounder to the Wizards.
However, as it turned out, it wasn't the people reporting the trade who were confused over which Brooks was being sent to Phoenix - it was the people MAKING the trade. The Grizzlies thought they were sending MarShon Brooks to the Suns, but the Suns thought they were receiving Dillon Brooks.
The trade called for Ariza to return to the Wizards, a team he previously spent two seasons with.
Should everything work out, however, this would be Ariza's second stint with the Wizards.
It has become inevitable that Trevor Ariza will be traded before finishing his only season with the Suns.
The 15-year veteran made a surprise free agency move from a basketball standpoint, shifting from a 60-win Houston Rockets team to an 18-win Phoenix Suns.
This season, Ariza has averaged 9.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 33.9 minutes per game.
"Memphis, Phoenix finally talked directly - realized there was confusion on which Brooks was in deal - and Memphis refuses to include Dillon over MarShon, league source tells ESPN".
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the game against the Orlando Magic on November 25, 2018 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California.