lakers don't need him. They already have good team and healthy Bynum next year
We don't necessarily need him but we do need a better small forward. I love Odom but I would personally love to see him going for Marion.
Or try and snatch posey for the full MLE.
Not much changes needed in lakerland. I think they surpassed all expectations after they beat the Jazz in the second round. Now they must pick up their intensity and work harder if ever we should run into a tough team like the celtics.
it seemed like when he did the LA radio interview he was pretty set with staying in sacremento... i was kinda surprised when he changed his mind a few days later (ok not surprised it is artest afterall)
I dont really get it.. Ron artest is so underpaid.. i mean in an era where people like eric dampier and others are cranking out 10mill/year deals, Ron artest is getting roughly 5 mill/year? I dont get it.. Defense is obviously valued in the league, and beyond that he has offensive game, AND name value.. i mean yes, he's not a superstar or even an allstar maybe, but he DOES have name value.. i dont get it?? does ron have some kind of inferiority complex such that he cannot see his true value? If i were him, or his agent, i feel like i could easily pull 8 mill a year, and thats just to begin discussions at.. what gives?
on an unrelated note, shawn kemp is open to contract offers..
"Kemp is happy to reminisce. He plays basketball now to stay in shape, although he's open to NBA offers. He realizes his time probably has passed, however, and doesn't want to be "one of those old guys who pushed it." -Seattle Times