Yes to Artest, the Lakers get a steal

Look down a few threads, I said if Ariza and his poker-playing agent wanted to play games with the Lakers, they should go after Ron Artest if he’s available, and now it appears they have him. As much as I like Trevor, Artest is a better player offensively, defensively, and gives the Lakers more toughness. They have two of thee best perimeter defenders in the league, and the big three inside of Gasol, Bynum and hopefully Odom. Even though the Lakers won a championship, I never felt good about standing pat while other teams got better. This makes them better.

Artest won over Houston, will he do it in L.A.

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