Trevor Ariza Opts Out Of NBA Return.

Trevor Ariza celebrates a defensive stop as the Portland Trail Blazers face the Dallas Mavericks in an NBA game at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Sean Meagher/Staff

Portland Trail Blazers Forward Trevor Ariza has opted out of participation in the NBA’s return in Orlando next month.

He has instead committed to a one month visitation window to see his young son.

The Trail Blazers are one of 5 Western Conference teams not currently in the playoffs that are going to Orlando. This teams are all 6 games or less out of a playoff spot.

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Ariza has been involved in a custody case over his 12-year old son, and mother’s choice of granting a court-ordered one month visitation period during league’s quarantine of teams in Orlando left Ariza to choose those parenting responsibilities over competing in restart.

Per Adrian Wojnarowski.

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