Washington is looking to retain the 29-year-old swingman, but only the Heat have the flexibility to meet his reported asking price of approximately $11 million per year -- assuming one of the "big three" in Miami leaves for another organization this summer.
In 77 games last year for Washington, Ariza averaged 14.4 points on 45 percent shooting to go along with a career high 6.2 rebounds, helping lead the Wizards to a postseason series win over Chicago after failing to make the playoffs every year since 2008.
The Mavs, Cavs, Lakers and Heat are pursuing Wizards free agent Trevor Ariza, league sources say. Ariza seeking deal starting at $9-$11m. — Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) July 7, 2014