So the Lakers ship Trevor Ariza to the Rockets for Ron Artest. By grabbing Artest off the free agent market, the Lakers are getting someone with good size, great instincts, not to mention a proven rebounder and defender while the Rockets are now stuck with Ariza, a guy who has never averaged double figures in his almost 6-year NBA career. The Lakers definitely scored big with this trade. Ariza was clearly overvalued. How can someone who has never averaged in double figures in 5 years possibly be a starter? He's no better than Luke Walton or Sasha Vujacic and they are not so expensive.
This will be hillarious. The Lakers absolutely shot themselves in the foot with this trade, not even the Zen master can keep this train wreck from happening. The question is: will Artest be suspended after he punches Kobe during a game?
first, it was not a trade, second, that wont happen, artest took a pay cut to be in LA. he wants a ring. he is best friends with odom. artest is going to do great in LA, just like he did in houston. The Lakers will go on to their 2nd NBA title with artest. i am glad we have artest, he is big and physical. that is something we didnt have when we played boston.
ps: if phil can keep rodman in check, he can darn sure keep artest in check. LA has strong leadership, something which artest never had with the other teams he played for.
How many times can you be wrong in one paragraph? Dennis Rodman is Mr. Sanity compared to Artest. How many times did Rodman go into the stands to square off with fans? Artest is nobody's friend. He WILL get into a fight with Kobe, that's a lock. You're saying that Reggie Miller was not a respected leader?
If they played as opponents without throwing punches then they definitely won't duke it out on the same team. Lakers made the right choice. Their window to win championships is closing in about 3 years and this makes them better now. The Lakers can sacrifice young players because it is so easy to draw free agents to LA. It will be interesting to see if Ariza turns out to be last year's James Posey, getting a nice payday for a couple of clutch playoffs moments and then just disappearing with the Hornets.
i grew up in cali and im a big laker fan. i wak pisses that ariza was let go by the lakers but I do understand that artest is an upgrade for now. i am not sure that it was a good long term choice
by fishskinfreak20088 years ago
Until he can prove his durability, it's safe to say that Bynum is VERY or even EXTREMELY overrated. How can a guy be useful if he is always rolling on the floor, grabbing at his torn knee ligaments screaming in pain? Oh...
by SeSharer8 years ago
I do believe that Ron Artist and Shawn Battier will freeze Kobe bryant in the 2nd round of west.Please share your comments.
by Paul Edmondson4 years ago
I just can't see how you take less years and leave the premier franchise to go to the Rockets. Come on Dwight! I wonder if the Lakers will go get Bynum back.
by Paul Edmondson5 years ago
I'm not sure giving away Odom was the right thing to do, but it seems like it's a play to open up some money to bring in the next major star to replace Kobe Bryant as he nears retirement. Don't get me wrong, Kobe...
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