Ariza signed a one-year, $15 million deal with the Suns in the offseason and is not eligible to be traded until Dec. 15.
The Lakers want to acquire Trevor Ariza.
Los Angeles is discussing trading for the 32-year-old Suns forward, according to a report from ESPN, which cites unidentified league sources. Both sides are hoping to turn the deal into a three-team trade, the report says.
The Suns are hoping to receive a guard and a future draft pick in exchange for Ariza, according to the report, while the Lakers could include Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in the trade.
Ariza signed a one-year, $15 million contract with the Suns in the offseason and is not eligible to be traded until Dec. 15.
Ariza has averaged 9.7 points and 5.5 rebounds in 33.6 minutes per game for the struggling Suns this season. He has shot 36.8 percent from the field and 34.8 percent from 3-point range.
The 15-year veteran spent four seasons with the Rockets before he signed with Phoenix.
The Lakers will host the Heat on Monday. They’ll enter that matchup with a 16-10 record.