24 October 2020

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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

Trevor Ariza Opts Out Of NBA Return.

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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