Originally Posted by Loki
Artest is both a better shooter and a far better scorer off the dribble than Ariza, so I'm not sure how Ariza satisfies 1 & 2 better than Artest does.
I agree with you right now... like I said, I want to see how Ariza develops.
Based on my criteria, I think that Artest is better than Odom. However I don't see a trade going down because of money and the fact that LO is a good guy and well-liked by the organization. Plus, in a straight up deal, what do the Kings gain?
Right now, I think LA will take a wait and see approach with Ariza. We might talk to Posey as well, but we can't afford him either.