Trevor Ariza is scheduled to meet with Houston Rockets officials today in Las Vegas as he seeks a new contract. David Lee, his agent, said this afternoon that the meeting with Coach Rick Adelman and General Manager Daryl Morey was “taking place probably as we speak.” Lee said his phone has been “ringing off the hook” with teams asking about Ariza. Many had assumed Ariza would re-sign with the Lakers, but that hasn’t happened yet.
“The Los Angeles Lakers never offered Trevor a contract,” Lee said. “Their response was, ‘Go out and find what someone else will pay you and then come back to us.’ I don’t think he felt appreciated.”
Lee said he last spoke to Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak on Wednesday afternoon. He said the Lakers aren’t in the picture at the moment, but acknowledged that could change.