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Wizards send Ariza to Houston in 3-team trade

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Trevor Ariza will join the Rockets as part of a three-team trade also involving the Pelicans and Wizards.

Houston will send center Omer Asik, forward Omri Casspi and cash considerations to New Orleans.

Washington will receive center Melvin Ely and a trade exception as part of Tuesday's trade, in which the Wizards will sign Ariza before sending him to Houston. The Rockets also get forward Alonzo Gee, guard Scotty Hopson and a 2015 first-round draft pick from New Orleans.

Ariza averaged 14.4 points last season for Washington. Asik averaged 5.8 points for Houston, a year after averaging a career-best 10.1 points.

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