Tuesday July 8th, 2014

The Heat, Mavericks, Lakers and Cavaliers have interest in Wizards unrestricted free agent Trevor Ariza, Ken Berger of CBS Sports tweeted Monday. 

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. 

SI NBA: Free agency: Latest buzz, rumors 

Ariza won an NBA championship in 2009 with the Lakers and would figure to be a prominent part of their rebuilding phase even if Los Angeles does end up signing Knicks star Carmelo Anthony

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. 

--Marc Weinreich 

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