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JordansBulls
02-02-2011, 01:15 PM
http://espn.go.com/nba/columns/story?columnist=stein_marc&page=Artest-110202




One source close to the situation insists that Ron Artest wants out.



Asked to react to that, Artest's agent David Bauman declined comment.



This is where I'm obligated to remind you that no one in the NBA can change his mind faster than the famously fickle Ron-Ron. Another pertinent disclaimer: Artest's play has been sufficiently sluggish in the second season of a five-year deal that whatever he wants is bound to be greeted by shrugs and scoffs, no matter how much he gave the Lakers in the epic final game of last season.

I've nonetheless been assured this week that Artest -- though he hasn't outright demanded a trade and is likely to publicly deny it -- is serious about wanting to be dealt somewhere "he can have fun again" less than a year removed from the pivotal role he played in that ring-clinching Game 7 with Boston that the Lakers so nearly squandered.

SteBO
02-02-2011, 01:16 PM
Wow.....How interesting

JordansBulls
02-02-2011, 01:17 PM
Going to Orlando would be ideal for him. Do a Hedo for Artest swap.

Minimal
02-02-2011, 01:17 PM
What a punk, got a ring and wants back to Indiana to "have fun"?
Lets trade Ron Artest, Jermaine O'Neal and Stephen Jackson back to Indiana so they can "have fun".

Jays Claw
02-02-2011, 01:19 PM
I don't see him being traded.

Mochalman
02-02-2011, 01:19 PM
artest for hinrich

bahama0811
02-02-2011, 01:20 PM
They should send him to the D-League.

KnicksorBust
02-02-2011, 01:20 PM
What is he crazy? Nevermind, remembered who we were talking about.

bulls_world23
02-02-2011, 01:23 PM
He wants to chill in Miami.

PC
02-02-2011, 01:26 PM
Bring him to the Knicks!!!!

Just kidding<-----Please highlight this

Weezy
02-02-2011, 01:27 PM
wow.. just wow...

Pierzynski4Prez
02-02-2011, 01:27 PM
Deng for Artest and Brown?

kozelkid
02-02-2011, 01:29 PM
Why would the Bulls EVER consider that?

PhillyFaninLA
02-02-2011, 01:30 PM
Yeah Ron, who wants a chance at a title.

Supa
02-02-2011, 01:30 PM
This is surprising considering he has put forth the effort to reach out and open himself to the LA fans and community.

This needs confirmation by Ron himself, otherwise it's just wild speculation.

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NYKnicks4511
02-02-2011, 01:32 PM
Since the Nuggets don't want Chandler apparently, and Wilson will probably walk away for free next year, and considering that Ron Ron signed for only the MLE, Wilson Chandler for Artest + Pick ?

This would make the Lakers scary good, but since Wilson wants a pay day after this year, idk.

kblo247
02-02-2011, 01:32 PM
It is clear as day as Barnes and Brown were closing over him, and in the past 3 games it has been Blake and Fisher in the backcourt with Kobe at SF. Phil has had Kobe put out Ron's defensive fires as well and Jackson has spoke about disliking Kobe taking that role on at this stage of his career. Ron likely will be moved like Sasha was after he requested a trade behind closed doors and the coaches soured on him

kblo247
02-02-2011, 01:34 PM
Deng for Artest and Brown?

Brown can veto any deal he is on like Deaven George did the Mavs

Hunter48MVP
02-02-2011, 01:35 PM
Going to Orlando would be ideal for him. Do a Hedo for Artest swap.

I would that trade in a heartbeat

baghdadbob
02-02-2011, 01:36 PM
No Artest. He is not even a good defender anymore.

fadedmario
02-02-2011, 01:36 PM
Rip for Artest and Walton

macc
02-02-2011, 01:36 PM
I think it would be good for LA to move him while they can still get some type of value for him. Barnes may not be as good defensively as Artest but he's close and can play that defensive stopper position. Lakers need to get younger and if they can get a good up and comer for Artest I would do it in a heart beat.

FinsSuperBowl
02-02-2011, 01:36 PM
ppl talk bad about artest but they wouldnt mind having him on their team. By the way im a pacers fan. Artest u have more skill then wat LA is letting u show. The Clippers, Nets, Mavs, Spurs, Cavs, Trailblazers, Jazz, and the Magic could use u.

Lakerfan8032
02-02-2011, 01:39 PM
No one will trade for him with three years remaining on his deal after this year and more importantly because of who he is. I was hoping he had matured but obviously that was not to be. It looks like keeping Ariza would have been the way to go. Too bad his agent and the Lakers front office had problems. Hopefully Barnes comes back healthy and ready to start.

What is Ron's ideal situation? Being able to play 40 minutes and hoist up as many threes as he wants and to be coddled? He needs to realize that he has it better than 99% of the world's population (at least financially) and just be thankful for what he has. What a ****ing ****.

shep33
02-02-2011, 01:42 PM
This article is shady...

Baller1
02-02-2011, 01:42 PM
Yes! Please do it! He's the only one in the league that can contain Durant. Take him away from the Lakers and I know we can beat 'em.

shep33
02-02-2011, 01:43 PM
Rip for Artest and Walton

Uh oh... The Malice in the Palace everynight!

KmB728
02-02-2011, 01:52 PM
Queens Bridge!

shep33
02-02-2011, 01:53 PM
This article is weak still... I'm so sick of hearing about "one source says"

theLgndKllr35
02-02-2011, 01:54 PM
Halftime Hennessee FTW

godolphins
02-02-2011, 01:55 PM
This season he seems like he didn't even care anymore

Durant is hype
02-02-2011, 02:03 PM
WOW just wow! Is this legit.

NYtilIdie
02-02-2011, 02:03 PM
Jesus, Ron

StriveGreatness
02-02-2011, 02:06 PM
Ron needs to lay off of the kush and Jack.

Raps18-19 Champ
02-02-2011, 02:07 PM
If he's still a goon defender, Raptors will take him for Kleiza.

Might be able to teach Derozan, Bargnani, Bayless and a coule others about defense.

JayAllDay
02-02-2011, 02:07 PM
Send him to the Nets... I don't know for who...

I just think it would be hilarious.

DoMeFavors
02-02-2011, 02:09 PM
what a punk, got a ring and wants back to indiana to "have fun"?
Lets trade ron artest, jermaine o'neal and stephen jackson back to indiana so they can "have fun".

lmao

Kidd>>>K-Mart
02-02-2011, 02:09 PM
I doubt he gets tarded because of his contract.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
02-02-2011, 02:11 PM
If this is true, bye bye loser

Double_R
02-02-2011, 02:13 PM
artest for hinrich

That would make sense for LA

SteBO
02-02-2011, 02:13 PM
If this is true, bye bye loser
I'm stunned at your hatred for Artest. Why? I know he hasn't been great, bt he can turn it around.

kblo247
02-02-2011, 02:15 PM
Somewhere Barnes just busted out an extra set of leg lifts and did an extra lap since he is the one who Ron has been compared to by the coaches and players, and all of them talk about he just gets the offense and sticks to the plan on defense

GodsSon
02-02-2011, 02:17 PM
This will hurt LA come playoff time if Artest is moved.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
02-02-2011, 02:17 PM
I'm stunned at your hatred for Artest. Why? I know he hasn't been great, bt he can turn it around.

i said if this is true:eyebrow:

I don't hate the guy, but he hasn't showed any work ethic and still doesn't know how to play in triangle offense.

Plus his shot selection is terrible and he has the worst handles in the league after DJ Mbenga.

Ron+ebanks for t.prince

GSRaider
02-02-2011, 02:20 PM
Warriors need a strong defender/enforcer... We got Vlad Radmonivich expiring contract...

StriveGreatness
02-02-2011, 02:21 PM
i said if this is true:eyebrow:

I don't hate the guy, but he hasn't showed any work ethic and still doesn't know how to play in triangle offense.

Plus his shot selection is terrible and he has the worst handles in the league after DJ Mbenga.

Ron+ebanks for t.prince

No.

Plus, Piston fans would throw beer at Ron every game if he was a Piston...:eyebrow:

-Kobe24-TJ19-
02-02-2011, 02:22 PM
Warriors need a strong defender/enforcer... We got Vlad Radmonivich expiring contract...

kidding right?

Algmuskrats
02-02-2011, 02:23 PM
Artest, Brown, 1st round pick for Nash.

m26555
02-02-2011, 02:24 PM
He should take the rest of the season off to work on his rap album.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
02-02-2011, 02:28 PM
Trade him to the NFL

Algmuskrats
02-02-2011, 02:29 PM
Trade him to the NFL

...?

J4KOP99
02-02-2011, 02:29 PM
I don't completely buy this one.

GodsSon
02-02-2011, 02:29 PM
Artest, Brown, 1st round pick for Nash.

I wonder how fast the Suns would hang up.

Teeboy1487
02-02-2011, 02:30 PM
I hate to lose Ron but in reality, he has been a bad fit in the triangle. Once he turned it off defensively, he became useless. I'm going to miss this crazy idiot if true but I don't blame him for wanting a trade. I appreciate his part in beating Boston last year. We don't win without his efforts in the playoffs especially against the Thunder.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
02-02-2011, 02:33 PM
...?

he said he wants to play in NFL

Yunqn
02-02-2011, 02:35 PM
Why would shannon brown veto a trade to his hometown where he can start for a winning team? Makes no sense.. He wouldn't.. He's upset about not getting signed but noone knew he would develop a jumpshot..

And the bulls won't look at this but they should only for two reasons.. The bulls have future cap space.. They solve there sg spot without leaving a hole at the small foward position..

if ron artest can play like the way we know he can and if he means having no fun as in kobe is shooting 15 shots in a row then I can see what he means.. Now I don't watch l.a games but the bulls can review this as a salary move and still contend..

This all depends on artest.. He will make our defense better when motivated and shannon brown and derrick rose can make us one of the most expolsive backcourts ever.. But it all depends on how thibs feels about the guy.. U guys got to realize that deng can play off ball and rebound.. Artest can't.. Deng is one of the leagues best small fowards and is one of the best third options out there and is only 25..

If we can keep deng and help l.a move artest but still aquire brown.. I'm allllllll ears.. Trust me.. I"ll be willing to put the bobcats pick out there and that's goina be a reallyyyy good pick.

NYtilIdie
02-02-2011, 02:36 PM
i said if this is true:eyebrow:

I don't hate the guy, but he hasn't showed any work ethic and still doesn't know how to play in triangle offense.

Plus his shot selection is terrible and he has the worst handles in the league after DJ Mbenga.

Ron+ebanks for t.prince

Seeing Ron run a fastbreak is quite comical.

Algmuskrats
02-02-2011, 02:36 PM
he said he wants to play in NFL

I want to see Ron Ron tackled by Ray Lewis...just saying.

Algmuskrats
02-02-2011, 02:38 PM
I wonder how fast the Suns would hang up.

Are you kidding me?
Why?
They get a young player in Brown, and another young player they can develop with the first round pick. Doesn't matter if its high in the draft, they will two firsts and their original first is already going to be a top 12-15.

Raps18-19 Champ
02-02-2011, 02:38 PM
Raptors offer Evans, Calderon and Linas Kleiza for Artest and Bynum.

Algmuskrats
02-02-2011, 02:39 PM
Raptors offer Evans, Calderon and Linas Kleiza for Artest and Bynum.

They would probably just get them Artist if lucky.

CarniifeX
02-02-2011, 02:40 PM
So he got his ring, sold it, and now wants a trade from a team he has possibly the best chance of getting another with? Idiot. Good riddance.

Algmuskrats
02-02-2011, 02:41 PM
So he got his ring, sold it, and now wants a trade from a team he has possibly the best chance of getting another with? Idiot. Good riddance.

Atleast he sold his ring for a good reason.
Even though he could have just donated some money. :shrug:

xxplayerxx23
02-02-2011, 02:41 PM
why would you want him, He is a cancer to the league, bad teamate, cant shoot anymore, What is the reason to go get him

shep33
02-02-2011, 02:43 PM
Raptors offer Evans, Calderon and Linas Kleiza for Artest and Bynum.

No soup for you! Next!!!! lol jk... but that trade is so one sided for the Raps. Haha I wouldn't even give up Artest for those guys. Evans is always injured, Calderon is a terrible defender, Kleiza is a back up sf for most teams. Basically we give you 2 starters for 3 guys who wouldn't start on most NBA teams

xxplayerxx23
02-02-2011, 02:47 PM
Artest isnt worth anything. Nobody who do that bynum trade that guy said. But for artest why not he is a bum LOl

Raps18-19 Champ
02-02-2011, 02:48 PM
No soup for you! Next!!!! lol jk... but that trade is so one sided for the Raps. Haha I wouldn't even give up Artest for those guys. Evans is always injured, Calderon is a terrible defender, Kleiza is a back up sf for most teams. Basically we give you 2 starters for 3 guys who wouldn't start on most NBA teams

Evans always injured? Do we need it bring up Bynum's injury list?

Calderon is a terrible defender but he would do great in the Triangle IMO.

And Kleiza was a starter for a Denver team. Kleiza will give you the same amount of rebound and points than Artest.


Obviously the trade is 1 sided. But you always hear people complaining about Bynum always being injured and Artest being a headache. So if anything, the Raptors are taking a risk.

D1JM
02-02-2011, 02:49 PM
Funny how artest is the scapegoat but no one mentions fisher. PG's just blow by him all the time so another defender ha to guard them, usually being artest or Kobe. He is a liability on the defensive end.

Double_R
02-02-2011, 02:50 PM
I'd like to see him playing tight end for the Raiders, just sayin.

nearyG
02-02-2011, 02:50 PM
listen pal, I am a raptors fan too but lets not get crazy here. Bynum on his own is worth a lot more than that. That would be a very one-sided deal in torontos favour. I think if the Lakers want Calderon to man the point, they wouldnt need to give up that much. Calderon is overpaid, signed for another 2-3 years and is injury prone. I think an offer of Artest and a 2011 first round pick would suffice for calderon.

FinsSuperBowl
02-02-2011, 02:51 PM
Artest is underrated and misunderstood.... Dude is a goon with a good heart. Artest isnt a great offensive player but name more than 5 Sf who could guard him in the post.

nearyG
02-02-2011, 02:51 PM
oh yeah and ps...kleiza was not a starter for denver....he was carmellos backup there buddy

kgjfan243
02-02-2011, 02:52 PM
Would any teams want him? He has no offense and his defense, why the Lakers signed him, has fallen off a lot recently.

Raps18-19 Champ
02-02-2011, 02:53 PM
What's so great about Bynum?

He gives like 14 and 8 for half a season. I'd prefer a guy who'd give me 8 and 6 for a full season.

kobebabe
02-02-2011, 02:53 PM
Warriors need a strong defender/enforcer... We got Vlad Radmonivich expiring contract...

No thanks. Had him when he was a "better shooter" and still sucked!

Raps18-19 Champ
02-02-2011, 02:54 PM
oh yeah and ps...kleiza was not a starter for denver....he was carmellos backup there buddy
I meant for the playoffs.

DODGERS&LAKERS
02-02-2011, 02:55 PM
Thank you for what you did last year ron. We wouldn't have won without you. To me, you earned every dollar of your contract. That being said, I would not mind seeing him and the team part ways. I have been silently thinking to myself, how are we gonna deal with this guy for 3 more years? Hopefully Mitch can work his magic and get Granger, Prince, or Hinrich somehow.

yshNYK
02-02-2011, 02:59 PM
oh man artest would be a great addition to NYK good defense, rebounding and hustle..

..and he would be back home :)

QUEENSBRIDGE STANDUP! haha

J4KOP99
02-02-2011, 02:59 PM
Thank you for what you did last year ron. We wouldn't have won without you. To me, you earned every dollar of your contract. That being said, I would not mind seeing him and the team part ways. I have been silently thinking to myself, how are we gonna deal with this guy for 3 more years? Hopefully Mitch can work his magic and get Granger, Prince, or Hinrich somehow.

Better luck with Iggy than Granger... Either way, the Lakers aren't getting Granger or Iggy. They won't get Prince either. Maybe Hinrich, but that doesn't really solve much... Is Hinrich that much better than Blake? Not really.


I don't even think this RUMOR holds much truth.

DODGERS&LAKERS
02-02-2011, 02:59 PM
Funny how artest is the scapegoat but no one mentions fisher. PG's just blow by him all the time so another defender ha to guard them, usually being artest or Kobe. He is a liability on the defensive end.

Oh no, Fish gets plenty of blame. He is the worst starting point guard in the league IMO. Him and Arrest not giving anything on offense, is the main reasons for their struggles.

GodsSon
02-02-2011, 03:00 PM
They would probably just get them Artist if lucky.

Yet a package consisting of an over-priced headcase in Artest, a bench player in Brown and a terrible 1st rounder (a 2nd rounder would be better) for one of the best PG's of this generation in Nash is seen as fair?

Can't have it both ways my man.

210Don
02-02-2011, 03:00 PM
lol why do this locker room conflicts always happen with the lakers..... one common factor? kobe not bashing him i love watching him play but why dont people like playing with him.

BrahCake954
02-02-2011, 03:00 PM
artest sucks now, sucks at shooting 3's and defense is average. hes not good anymore, who really cares what he wants

BrahCake954
02-02-2011, 03:03 PM
who the hell is gonna give up anything for him? he is at best worst a second rounder, nothing more

MDD
02-02-2011, 03:03 PM
He have a hard time running the triangle o

Super.
02-02-2011, 03:04 PM
:laugh:

-Kobe24-TJ19-
02-02-2011, 03:05 PM
Raptors offer Evans, Calderon and Linas Kleiza for Artest and Bynum.

Now you wanna rape us:eyebrow:

Bornknick73
02-02-2011, 03:05 PM
I said it once ill say it again.....

Kobe is a taskmaster in the mold of Jordan, he wont tolerate daydreamers or slackers in his title chases. Rodman was weird but he was focused most of the time on the court. Artest is a mental case which im sure Kobe is tired of catering too.

Ron-Ron is tired of Kobe's work till you drop attitude, hes got his ring, work time is over....time to produce ****** albums with his crap production company.

kobebabe
02-02-2011, 03:08 PM
Funny how artest is the scapegoat but no one mentions fisher. PG's just blow by him all the time so another defender ha to guard them, usually being artest or Kobe. He is a liability on the defensive end.

Oh yes he does. He gets a good share of his blames on lost games. It aint a secret that fish get blown over by just about any PG out there. If you visit the lakers forum, you would understand he get alot of "trade fish" thread when he sucks

Bornknick73
02-02-2011, 03:10 PM
lol why do this locker room conflicts always happen with the lakers..... one common factor? kobe not bashing him i love watching him play but why dont people like playing with him.

If you ask any of the players on the championship Bulls teams of the 90s you'll get your answer.

While he was the GOAT Jordan was despised by his teamates. He was a taskmaster who would whip guys until they were perfect, until they did it right. And if they didnt get it right he would let them know...loudly. Kobe is no different hes a vicious competitor and if you arent displaying the same hard work hes putting in im sure it will create a problem.

Mile High Champ
02-02-2011, 03:10 PM
Going to Orlando would be ideal for him. Do a Hedo for Artest swap.

I don't see any chance that Hedo is traded yet again. Orlando seems happy with him at the moment and that trade scenario makes no sense to me. What about trading Artest to the Hawks, they could use more veteran help and a presence to help solidify that SF position.

Though at same time, I think this is just Artest being Artest. He probably does not want out of LA.

BrahCake954
02-02-2011, 03:12 PM
I don't see any chance that Hedo is traded yet again. Orlando seems happy with him at the moment and that trade scenario makes no sense to me. What about trading Artest to the Hawks, they could use more veteran help and a presence to help solidify that SF position.

Though at same time, I think this is just Artest being Artest. He probably does not want out of LA.

hedo can actually produce, unlike fartest

D1JM
02-02-2011, 03:13 PM
Oh no, Fish gets plenty of blame. He is the worst starting point guard in the league IMO. Him and Arrest not giving anything on offense, is the main reasons for their struggles.


Oh yes he does. He gets a good share of his blames on lost games. It aint a secret that fish get blown over by just about any PG out there. If you visit the lakers forum, you would understand he get alot of "trade fish" thread when he sucks

I was more mentioning the media not you guys. I've read that you guys are disgusted by his play too.

Mile High Champ
02-02-2011, 03:14 PM
hedo can actually produce, unlike fartest

Yes Hedo is producing but for how long, the guy can't be motivated by anything or anyone. I hope for Orlando's case he continue to try on a night basis and not check out of games like he did with Toronto and Phoenix. Anyway that is a whole other discussion.

Gators123
02-02-2011, 03:14 PM
Obviously hes being traded to Detroit.

210Don
02-02-2011, 03:19 PM
If you ask any of the players on the championship Bulls teams of the 90s you'll get your answer.

While he was the GOAT Jordan was despised by his teamates. He was a taskmaster who would whip guys until they were perfect, until they did it right. And if they didnt get it right he would let them know...loudly. Kobe is no different hes a vicious competitor and if you arent displaying the same hard work hes putting in im sure it will create a problem.

i could totally see that. they say "mad genius" they like to be alone and stuff kobe has a fire that you could see just like mj not many players have that.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
02-02-2011, 03:19 PM
It would be hilarious if he would end up in Cleveland, he can have a lot of fun there, jacking up 10 threes a game.

J4KOP99
02-02-2011, 03:27 PM
It would be hilarious if he would end up in Cleveland, he can have a lot of fun there, jacking up 10 threes a game.

Cleveland has no reason to take him but if we could get boobie gibson and varajao, that would be incredible.

It won't happen though.

Lindystud36
02-02-2011, 03:32 PM
I have a feeling the Knicks will do a swap of Artest and Blake for Randolph and Chandler

RaiderLakersA's
02-02-2011, 03:33 PM
It's a long, boring season. All of this trade talk will end come playoff time.

After the season is over, championship or not, the Lakers will move quite a few players and I wouldn't be surprised if Artest was one of them.

FadeAwayLikeMJ
02-02-2011, 03:37 PM
hes all mad cause Kobe keeps shouting at him

JDMVP
02-02-2011, 03:39 PM
http://lakersblog.latimes.com/lakersblog/2011/02/ron-artests-agent-refutes-espn-report-that-he-wants-to-be-traded.html

HMMMM.....................

RON ARTEST does not want to be traded!

xabial
02-02-2011, 03:41 PM
Lakers GM said he may Trade to improve the team. You have to trade value to get value, and i could see artest as the biggest piece on their team that has trade value thats expandable. He probably heard his name in trade rumors, and wants Out. Maybe a "Jay Cutler" Thats my Hunch.

Nighthawk
02-02-2011, 03:46 PM
Yeah Ron, who wants a chance at a title.

He has a ring. Why would he care

The Ooh Child
02-02-2011, 03:46 PM
Ron Ron just needs to go some place where he can thug out. Phil Jackson is inhibiting his thugginess

tdunk21
02-02-2011, 03:50 PM
He has a ring. Why would he care

no he does not....he auctioned it...remember....lol

Raph12
02-02-2011, 03:51 PM
Going to Orlando would be ideal for him. Do a Hedo for Artest swap.

No chance either team does that...

FNM BOY
02-02-2011, 03:55 PM
As expected...I know it would not have lasted too long...I bet I know who pissed Artest off :D

Jays Claw
02-02-2011, 04:04 PM
http://lakersblog.latimes.com/lakersblog/2011/02/ron-artests-agent-refutes-espn-report-that-he-wants-to-be-traded.html

HMMMM.....................

RON ARTEST does not want to be traded!

I called it from page one of this thread.


"Ron is not looking for a trade," Bauman said. "The frustration is there among everyone on the team. But Ron is a Laker, and he just wants to win. Ron is frustrated with the losing, as everybody is."

Link: http://lakersblog.latimes.com/lakersblog/2011/02/ron-artests-agent-refutes-espn-report-that-he-wants-to-be-traded.html

Sadds The Gr8
02-02-2011, 04:06 PM
Raptors offer Evans, Calderon and Linas Kleiza for Artest and Bynum.

+1

Get it done BC!!!!! :clap:

mully
02-02-2011, 04:12 PM
I have a feeling the Knicks will do a swap of Artest and Blake for Randolph and Chandler

Why would the Knicks give that up. they get nothing back on Randolph. He will either be a piece in the melo trade or a first rounder from another team. It make no sense to give up 2 young players with potential for a guy mediocre player past his prime with a bad contract

Raps18-19 Champ
02-02-2011, 04:14 PM
Now you wanna rape us:eyebrow:

I want to avenge when you raped the Vancouver Grizzlies.

dnewguy
02-02-2011, 04:42 PM
Most of the Lakers fans would probably be thinking : Dnewguy said this before the season started, and we all laughed at him.

thekmp211
02-02-2011, 04:43 PM
i understand that this seems to be a false rumor, but artest is so valueless at this point its hard to imagine he'd garner anything by himself. slipped on defense, fell of a cliff on offense, old, non-expiring contract and a questionable character guy. i cant think of any team that would sacrifice a known commodity for that.

iggypop123
02-02-2011, 04:54 PM
nothing will happen. its just the bspn insiders. vultures flying around the lakers when they arent dead.

dnewguy
02-02-2011, 05:07 PM
nothing will happen. its just the bspn insiders. vultures flying around the lakers when they arent dead.

It could also be that ESPN is trying to wake up the Lakers. This will count as attempt #3, the previous 2 failed miserably. You will never know with a team like the Lakers, they can easily be the best team if things start to click but so far they are monsters against teams like the Cavs and haven't competed against the title contenders. Artest is a emotional guy, he's hearing the groanings....rather than facing and overcoming it, he seems to take it personally and wanna bail out.

Atticus Finch
02-02-2011, 05:10 PM
Most of the Lakers fans would probably be thinking : Dnewguy said this before the season started, and we all laughed at him.

I don't think any Lakers fans are thinking about you

dnewguy
02-02-2011, 05:11 PM
I don't think any Lakers fans are thinking about you

:)

Atticus Finch
02-02-2011, 05:17 PM
:)

Although I will admit, your post definitely made me laugh

jdub81192
02-02-2011, 05:18 PM
http://games.espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=4s7n76t
any chance this could happen?

The Ooh Child
02-02-2011, 05:29 PM
http://games.espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=4s7n76t
any chance this could happen?

Not only could it happen, I guarantee this is going to happen

lvlheaded
02-02-2011, 05:41 PM
^^If that trade happens, Ill just stop watching basketball till Kobe retires cause it just wont be worth it.

kblo247
02-02-2011, 05:48 PM
Ron's problems according to Stephen A on ESPNradio (my iphone app earlier at school, lol)
- Kobe is too hard on him and expects him to work too hard
- Phil is overly critical in front of the team
- Kobe and Phil praise Barnes too much

Geargo Wallace
02-02-2011, 06:07 PM
Ron's problems according to Stephen A on ESPNradio (my iphone app earlier at school, lol)
- Kobe is too hard on him and expects him to work too hard
- Phil is overly critical in front of the team
- Kobe and Phil praise Barnes too much

so Ron is being a ***** it sounds like to me.

VANEXEL9
02-02-2011, 06:13 PM
I want to avenge when you raped the Vancouver Grizzlies.

that's another thing i don't get..the griz got his brother which is a quality 4 or 5 and younger and a double double machine when he isn't injured..i don't get why people keep *****ing about it

godolphins
02-02-2011, 06:17 PM
Trade Artest for Ariza :laugh2:

VANEXEL9
02-02-2011, 06:19 PM
:laugh:

i agree rondo is an ugly mofo

C_Mund
02-02-2011, 06:43 PM
Well since winning isn't enough to "have fun," he should welcome a trade to the raps. He could do whatever he wanted on the court and still be our best player by a long shot.

THE MTL
02-02-2011, 06:44 PM
that's another thing i don't get..the griz got his brother which is a quality 4 or 5 and younger and a double double machine when he isn't injured..i don't get why people keep *****ing about it

U know dag on well, that trade delivered u guys a championship. You didnt trade nothing for Pau Gasol. Grizzlies got rights to Marc who is a role player at best.

Lakers got SIGNIFICANTLY better without making any sacrifices to their team. Kwame doesnt belong in the league. Is Crittenon even still in the league? And draft picks from the Lakers might as well be 2nd rounders.

THE MTL
02-02-2011, 06:46 PM
I guess Artest found his balls again. Cause he sure as hell tucked in "it", when he joined the Lakers. Just became Kobe's maidservant.

PJAF
02-02-2011, 06:54 PM
Phil Jackson would love to get rid of him and vice versa.

Jarvo
02-02-2011, 06:54 PM
Trade him and blake for Monte Ellis (iJust want him to get more RESPECT that he deserves) Ellis will sure nuff spark up that team.

da wood
02-02-2011, 07:09 PM
what was that proposed trade that dude said he would stop watching basketball if it happened i tried to click on the link but it wouldn't let me do it at work

TrueFan420
02-02-2011, 07:23 PM
what was that proposed trade that dude said he would stop watching basketball if it happened i tried to click on the link but it wouldn't let me do it at work

the lakers got melo, paul, nene, ariza and harrington for pau, artest, bynum and trash.

VANEXEL9
02-02-2011, 07:26 PM
U know dag on well, that trade delivered u guys a championship. You didnt trade nothing for Pau Gasol. Grizzlies got rights to Marc who is a role player at best.

Lakers got SIGNIFICANTLY better without making any sacrifices to their team. Kwame doesnt belong in the league. Is Crittenon even still in the league? And draft picks from the Lakers might as well be 2nd rounders.

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/feb/23/laugh-no-more/

don't underestimate Arthur and his future and creating cap space for randolph

VANEXEL9
02-02-2011, 07:29 PM
Trade him and blake for Monte Ellis (iJust want him to get more RESPECT that he deserves) Ellis will sure nuff spark up that team.

monta is a 2...so he would be subbing for kobe...i really don't see him coming off the bench for any team at the peak of his career...i would love to have him..we could always move shannon to be fish's sub...but that wouldnt happen...ellis is not jackson's kinda player and the warriors would never agree to that trade

Super.
02-02-2011, 07:31 PM
i agree rondo is an ugly mofo

That ugly mofo is better than 95% of the PG's in the NBA :eyebrow:

h2r09
02-02-2011, 07:31 PM
he never fit in and got all that love for that shot, but that still was an awful hot to take, he just made it. if he missed that he ould have been killed. he is just a dumb player who doesnt get "it". the lakers would have been much better off going with Ariza and staying younger and much mroe athletic.

they definitely need a trade though to spark that team because i guarentee you they wont win the title again with that same group of players.

Super.
02-02-2011, 07:32 PM
Most of the Lakers fans would probably be thinking : Dnewguy said this before the season started, and we all laughed at him.

So what, you like talking in the 3rd person now?

VANEXEL9
02-02-2011, 07:35 PM
not even close....

i dont think anyone in their right mind would pick him over:

would any one really choose rondo over deron williams, paul, rose or westbrook if they had to flat out trade for him for their respective teams?
nash is another one, only upside for rondo on him is his age..but you're talking quality here so even nash is a better choice...


he works well for your team, but, i find it hard to believe that he would do half as well on either of those other pg's teams...

Mplsman
02-02-2011, 07:42 PM
Ron has never been known for thinking much, here is another example of this.

Nighthawk
02-02-2011, 07:42 PM
not even close....

i dont think anyone in their right mind would pick him over:

would any one really choose rondo over deron williams, paul, rose or westbrook if they had to flat out trade for him for their respective teams?
nash is another one, only upside for rondo on him is his age..but you're talking quality here so even nash is a better choice...


he works well for your team, but, i find it hard to believe that he would do half as well on either of those other pg's teams...

Only point guard id want to get rid of Rondo for his Chris Paul...Maybe D-Will but thats a stretch.