Originally Posted by WiltTheStilt
Ariza was a nice player, but he was replaceable. Artest gives this team " an edge" that it seemed to be missing ( other than Kobe). There's nothing wrong with making changes even if you win the title. Ariza played out of his mind in the playoffs. Do people really think he's going to shoot 50% from 3 Pt in the playoffs again? He just got hot at the right time. Solid player, but Artest will bring more value. plus Phil does a great job keeping guys like Artest in check.