|Date of Birth||6/30/1985|
|Height, Weight||6'8", 215 lbs|
|From||Los Angeles, CA|
|Drafted||2004 - Rd 2|
Ariza underwent a procedure Friday to remove a lipoma from his back, and he is expected to miss the remaining two preseason games, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Ariza will be re-evaluated following the Oct. 16 preseason contest against Melbourne United, and it's possible his absence will extend into the regular season. If that ends up being the case, Bogdan Bogdanovic would likely be the main beneficiary.
Ariza (rest) will be available to play in Thursday's game against the Suns.
Ariza was held out of his team's last exhibition simply for rest purposes, but he's been taken off the injury report and should be ready to go.
Ariza (rest) won't play in Saturday's game against Indiana, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Since it doesn't seem like Ariza's dealing with any particular injury, his absence is likely rooted in rest. The 15-year veteran had a strong year in 2018-19, averaging 12.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 34.0 minutes across 69 games for Phoenix and Washington. Watch for Ariza's status before Thursday's game against Phoenix as there's a chance he could be held out to rest again.