Ariza said he would be evaluated again in two weeks.
"I think it's something that the league has to look at," he said. "We need to be able to facilitate and make trades easier in this league, there's no doubt about it. . . . Trades have been stifled, it seems like, in the past five years or so."
Two players have been plucked from retirement -- Aaron McKie and Keith Van Horn -- to make two of the three trades work. As per league guidelines, teams must be within 25% of each other in total exchanged salaries, an effort by the league to prevent extreme salary dumping.
Coby Karl was recalled Tuesday night by the Lakers and suited up after scoring 15 points in 37 minutes for the D-Fenders in a Tuesday afternoon Development League game at Staples Center.
Karl then scored five points in the fourth quarter against Atlanta.
As per NBA rules, the Lakers can send Karl down one more time to the Development League this season.
at Phoenix, 6 PST, ESPN, Ch. 9
Site -- US Airways Center.
Radio -- 570, 1330.
Records --Lakers 36-17, Suns 37-16.
Record vs. Suns -- 2-1.
Update -- Shaquille O'Neal will make his debut with the Suns tonight after averaging 14.2 points and 7.8 rebounds in 32 games with Miami. O'Neal had been sidelined since Jan. 21 because of inflammation in his left hip and thigh.