Ranking Mitch Kupchak’s Player Transactions As Lakers General Manager

9. Trading For Trevor Ariza: November, 2007:  Mitch Kupchak dealt Brian Cook and Maurice Evans to the Orlando Magic for Trevor Ariza in November of 2007. Ariza missed the majority of his first season with the Lakers with an injured foot.

2008-09 was a different story.

Trevor played in all 82 games for the Lakers in 2008-09, becoming the team’s starting small forward by the end of the season.  Ariza increased his scoring average by three points a contest during the 2009 postseason, playing a huge role in the Lakers winning the 2009 title.


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