do we need to go over the whole 'marion relies on athleticism, who wants to pay a 35 year old guy $10 mil when his athleticism is gone' argument again?
ariza was never really available for us to go after. people thought he would stay with the lakers, they signed artest and he signed with houston withion a couple of days. he's definitely not worth $10 million anyways. was hedo the right guy? probably not, but those other guys weren't options either.
it's not just about cold, it's about canada vs usa. you can't tell me this isn't a factor.