Ariza spent the past two seasons with the Washington Wizards. He played with the Rockets in 2009-10 when he averaged a career-best 14.9 points per game.
The Rockets created salary cap space, in part to try to land forward Chris Bosh. However, Bosh agreed to return to the Miami Heat on a five-year, $118 million deal on Friday. Houston is also deciding whether it will match the Dallas Mavericks' three-year, $46 million offer made to forward Chandler Parsons on Wednesday.
Ariza averaged 14.4 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 77 games with the Wizards last season.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun