What about Ron-Ron?

Conventional wisdom suggests the Lakers will use Ron Artest to play against players Kobe Bryant used to struggle to defend. You know, players like Denver’s Carmelo Anthony. Not that Bryant couldn’t handle Anthony, mind you, but the addition of Artest seemed to signal that Bryant wouldn’t have to joust with bigger, stronger players like Anthony because Artest would do the dirty work instead. Given a chance to set the record straight on his defensive plans for Artest, Lakers coach Phil Jackson declined. He refused to answer a question about how he might use Artest, saying “”That’s all inside talk. We would never tell you about it.”

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