Ariza sits out for Hornets because of foot injury

New Orleans forward Trevor Ariza is sitting out the Hornets’

game against the Atlanta Hawks because of an ailing right


Hornets coach Monty Williams says Ariza has been dealing with

tendinitis for ”a while,” and the team decided to give him Friday

night off and see how he’s feeling Saturday.

Williams won’t speculate on how long Ariza might be out until he

gets more information from the medical staff.

Ariza is the Hornets’ third-leading scorer at 10.8 points per

game. He’s been replaced in the lineup by Quincy Pondexter.