Trevor Ariza reportedly viewed as Rockets’ aggressor
Trevor Ariza may be facing the greatest discipline from the NBA as they investigate the locker room skirmish between the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers after Monday night’s game.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Ariza is being described as the most aggressive in the Rockets’ storming into their opponent’s locker room. His teammates are said to have been the ones restraining him.
Sources: As details emerge on aftermath Rockets-Clippers game, Trevor Ariza remains described as most aggressive and determined to get into opposing locker room — with Chris Paul and James Harden viewed as trying to slow down Ariza. NBA investigation will continue into Wednesday.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 16, 2018
This jibes with a report from SI’s Lee Jenkins.
If the NBA indeed finds that Ariza was the aggressor and his teammates tried to restrain him, he could end up being the only one punished — or at least punished seriously.