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Lakers trade two to Orlando Magic for Trevor Ariza

The Los Angeles Lakers have traded Brian Cook and Maurice Evans to the Orlando Magic for forward Trevor Ariza.

Lakers trade two to Orlando Magic for Trevor Ariza Forward Trevor Ariza was part of a 2-1 trade by the Lakers today, the Los Angeles team trading forward Brian Cook and swingman Maurice Evans to the Orlando Magic in exchange for the underrated forward Trevor Ariza. This is fourth season for Ariza, averaging 3.3 points and 2.2 rebounds in 11 games so far. Trevor Ariza was a second round draft choice (43rd overall) of the New York Knicks in the 2004 NBA Draft, but was traded to the Magic in 2006 as part of another 2-1 deal, in which the Knicks got Steve Francis in exchange for Trevor Ariza and Penny Hardaway.

 Traded Brian Cook was on the first year of his 3-year contract with the Lakers worth 10.5 million and averaged 2.3 points and 1.7 rebounds in six games this season. Maurice Evans was on the final year of his $1.5 million contract with the L.A. Lakers. Meanwhile Trevor Ariza was on a 2-year $5.6 million contract with Orlando Magic.

 Published on 11/20/2007

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