I love Bill, but in this case...the dude is off his meds!! Like D-Rose just said, if all goes well and we keep L.O., the addition of Artest will help our team and overall defense greatly. Artest will contain the likes of King James, Melo, Manu, and Richard Jefferson. Plus, the addition of Artest gives us that nastiness, or toughness, that we "supposedly" lacked. Also, think about it, we have now a lethal defensive tandem of Kobe and Artest, with a Gasol and Bynum having their backs.
Of course some GMs and players are hoping that this deal blows up in our faces, but I love this move by Mitch.
Dang!! Can the season start now?