Trevor Ariza is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the NBA. He can play as a shooting guard/small forward. His stepfather, Kenny McClary, played professional basketball for the Sydney Kings of the NBL. Ariza attended Westchester High School (Los Angeles) and won California Mr. Basketball in 2003, in the same year he joined UCLA.
Ariza was drafted by the New York Knicks with the 43rd of the 2004 NBA draft. On Feb. 22, 2006, he along with Anfernee Hardaway were traded to the Orlando for Steve Francis. On 20, November 2007, he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers for Brian Cook and Maurice Evans. He missed around 4 months of the 2007-08 season of a broken right foot. During the 2008-09 season when Lakers won their 15th title, Ariza played in all 82 games in the regular season. In 2009 Ariza signed with the Houston Rockets in free agency and, made his first career triple-double in the final game of the season against the New Orleans Hornets (Now Pelicans). On August 11, 2010, Ariza was traded to the New Orleans Hornets in a four-team involving the Indiana Pacers, the New Jersey Nets (Now Brooklyn Nets), and the Houston Rockets.
In the summer of 2012, he once again on a move when he along with Emeka Okafor were traded to the Washington Wizards for Rashard Lewis and a second-round draft pick. On Feb.12, 2014 Trevor scored 32 points with 10 three-point in a defeat against the Houston Rockets. On March 1, 2014, Ariza scored a career-high 40 points over the Philadelphia 76ers. On July 15, 2014, Ariza was traded to the Houston Rockets in a three-team trade involving the Wizards Wizards and the New Orleans Pelicans. In Game 7 of the 2018 Western Conference Finals, Ariza shot 0-for-9 from three-point range. On July 6, 2018, Ariza signed a one-year, $15 million deal with the Phoenix Suns.