Clippers, Wizards Had Butler For Ariza Trade Agreed UponFeb 25, 2013 12:46 PM EST
The Los Angeles Clippers and Washington Wizards had an agreement in
principle on the eve of the deadline involving a trade of Caron Butler
for Trevor Ariza, according to sources.
Donald Sterling rejected the trade a few hours before the deadline in fear of ruining the team's chemistry.
Butler continues to have a home in the Washington D.C. area, while
Ariza would have given the Clippers a wing defender with length.