Artest to the Lakers a possibility?

According to HOOPSWORLD.COM, the Sacramento, ahem, Kings will likely move Ron Artest. Do you want him in a Lakers uniform? Don’t we have enough drama already? Sound-off in the comments, tell us what you think.

Ron Artest: The Kings will move Ron-Ron, the question becomes where? The Magic are supposedly talking Hedo Turkoglu for Ron while the Lakers are supposedly talking Kwame Brown’s ending deal for Ron. There are suitors willing to entertain Ron Artest, it seems it’s just a matter of when, not if.

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  • kobeownsU

    Hell if we can get rid of kwame and get Artest, that would be a major upgrade. and i think Artest may changewith phil as coach and playing along side kobe.

  • _HustlinPhenom_

    DO IT MITCH!!!!!!

  • http://Lakers.com Ed24

    This goes out to all the guys that think Artest is going to be a fuck up anywhere he goes. I just want you guys to remember one thing, Dennis Rodman. That is all I have to say. If Phil can change Rodman’s behavior than he can damn well change Artest’s behavior.

  • Marcolopolis

    Yes I hate Kwame, he will never develop and hes way too lazy, Artest will fit well.

  • KB24withKG21

    haha kwame for artest thats making me laugh,but thats good for us, trading a sucky player for a good one.i hope that trade will happen.

  • klao

    IMO, Kobe doesn’t want Lamar to leave or be traded, he just has a problem w/players that are lazy, such as Kwame and last year Andrew walked like he was dead, and if that bothered us as fans, imagine how Kobe felt?

    IF Kwame lived up to his potential, the Lakers would be a great team, but Kwame is content just to make his money and play well one out of ten games.

    Ron Artest just needs the right people around him, and I think Kobe, Lamar and Phil are the right people.

    Lamar grew up with artest and he can help him.

    The Lakers just need players that bring it everyday and that will make them better.

  • http://www.vivathegame.com VIVA THE GAME | Dating tips

    YEAH. THAT WOULD BE SUPER GOOD FOR US! SOMETHING FOR NOTHING!!! GOOD TRADE.

  • J-Cool

    Sacramento Hates The Lakers Unless They Need A Center Bad.

  • J-Cool

    Yeah But Here The Problem We Got To Beat The Knicks Of Getting Artest You Already Know That They Are In The Artest Thing As Well. How Can We Beat The Knicks Of Getting Artest?

  • kobeguru

    I don’t think Ron Artest will go to the Orlando Magic because the Magic’s general manager has repeatedly said he cares more about character then talent, well, there is your answer.

  • dakobestopper

    who in the hell wants to play for the knicks? Kwame for Ron Ron. And, we could still get KG. How many trophies do the lakers want?

  • dakobestopper

    klao, forget lamar. he’s way too injury prone. with him and lukie on the same team. forget it. no trophies.

  • Rpoc

    [quote comment="5911"]This goes out to all the guys that think Artest is going to be a fuck up anywhere he goes. I just want you guys to remember one thing, Dennis Rodman. That is all I have to say. If Phil can change Rodman’s behavior than he can damn well change Artest’s behavior.[/quote]
    Did he fix Kwame Brown and Smush Parker?

    No.

  • LAL4LIFE

    getartest.com ;)

    kwame and a 2nd round draft pick maybe?

  • Fatty

    dakobestopper
    who in the hell wants to play for the knicks? Kwame for Ron Ron. And, we could still get KG. How many trophies do the lakers want?

    Need I answer that trophy question?

    Kobe says he can handle Artest. Artest will fall apart if he goes back to NY with all his old friends to hang with. Nothin but trouble. Stay in LA, make your music and win some titles.

  • J-Cool

    Rpoc

    Smush Parker Was A Baby He Is Not Eccentric Like Rodman So I Think He Can Change Ron Artest And Kwame Brown Stinks Don’t Have A Bad Attitude I Think He Did Fix Kwame With That White Hankerchief You Remember That? HAHA!

  • kobeownsU

    [quote comment="5930"][quote comment="5911"]This goes out to all the guys that think Artest is going to be a fuck up anywhere he goes. I just want you guys to remember one thing, Dennis Rodman. That is all I have to say. If Phil can change Rodman’s behavior than he can damn well change Artest’s behavior.[/quote]
    Did he fix Kwame Brown and Smush Parker?

    No.[/quote]

    he meant in terms of character not skill.

  • http://www.lakerfreak.homestead.com lakerfreak

    i dont really like artest but if we can get him for kwame then pull the trigger

  • Faith

    I think Artest and Smush are two different things. You HAVE to work on Artest cause he’s just soo talented…Smush, they tried to work on him…to the tune of starting for 2 years, he just never got it (well that and his talent is miles away from Artest).

  • Rpoc

    [quote comment="5935"][quote comment="5930"][quote comment="5911"]This goes out to all the guys that think Artest is going to be a fuck up anywhere he goes. I just want you guys to remember one thing, Dennis Rodman. That is all I have to say. If Phil can change Rodman’s behavior than he can damn well change Artest’s behavior.[/quote]
    Did he fix Kwame Brown and Smush Parker?

    No.[/quote]

    he meant in terms of character not skill.[/quote]
    Smush and Kwame’s characters are terrible.

  • LALownsall!

    For Kwame?!?! gods sake mitch do it!…take the chance

  • http://myspace.com/crunklilgangsta Kenny

    DO IT MITCH!!!! then get Kg if we can if not Get JO..then we would of artest, Kobe , JO ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww dooo ittt noooowwwww!

  • kobeguru

    Due to salary cap, we can’t get garnett without Kwame in the trade due to garnett’s trade kicker. So it is either Kwame for ron, or lo, ab, kb, sv for kg and th, you choose.

  • kobeownsU

    no there work ethic is horrible, and sure they have some problems with pouting, but nothing like artest

  • SILO

    Dont care about his rep. Great player, Great d player and a never give up attitude. All Star caliber player.

  • SILO

    Funny, we should trade for artest and sign rodman. LOL
    Could you imagine then as the back bone of this team. They could take on an entire team with their attitude. Who would **** with that duo.

  • Vahe

    Ok so Kwame and maybe a youngster, like Sasha could do it for Artest, then it could be Lamar, Bynum and either Evans or Cook for KG21. This will truly make Lakers championchip material. Also,

    CAN YOU SAY OWNAGE!!!

  • Fatty

    Silo
    Who would **** with that duo.

    They could be scary as wrestlers. Refs would change there calls out of fear of being knocked around by them. That’s what this Laker team needs, a new tough “Don’t mess with us” attitude. Hey, even Raja would call in sick when they play the Lakers. lol

  • Faith

    I’d be ecstatic with just one person with a tough, don’t mess with me attitude lol.

  • steve

    Artest would bring that hunger and angry defence that we so badly need,even if farmar needs to be part of the deal i say do it.Remember bibby could be gone as well so farmar might be the sweetner with kwame..just like starsky said to hutch.DO IT..

  • remy

    kobe (SG)
    fisher (PG)
    Kg(or Jo)(C)
    artest (Pf/sf)
    walton (pf/sf)

    that’s an experience lineup rite there

  • SILO

    [quote comment="5949"]Silo
    Who would **** with that duo.

    They could be scary as wrestlers. Refs would change there calls out of fear of being knocked around by them. That’s what this Laker team needs, a new tough “Don’t mess with us” attitude. Hey, even Raja would call in sick when they play the Lakers. lol[/quote]

    Seriously. Raja would be like, “Dawg, what is he reaching into his gym bag for?”

    Amare would be like, “I dont know man, but lets do what steve taught us.”

    “Whats that”

    “Pretend we are Canadian and act like P*****s”

  • Eric Thai

    [quote comment="5952"]kobe (SG)
    fisher (PG)
    Kg(or Jo)(C)
    artest (Pf/sf)
    walton (pf/sf)

    that’s an experience lineup rite there[/quote]

    I agree.

  • lakerfan81

    I like Artest as a basketball player but there is a reaso nwhy every team he has been on wants to trade him despite his obvious abilities on the basketball court.

  • remy

    if we get artest and fisher, we should in doubt just trade lamar and bynum for jo (that’s if we can’t get KG), cuz that would still be an experience, maybe championship line up too

    fisher (pg)
    Kobe (Sg)
    Jo (C)(if we can’t get Kg)
    artest (pf/sf)
    walton (pf/sf)

    dang, that’s a good upgrade to start with!

  • Vahe
  • lakersforlife77

    Yes it’s a risk, a gamble, but that’s exactly what we need to do to get ourselves back into contention, take a risk. He’s the kind of perimeter defender that we need. I wouldn’t think that the Kings would ever trade him to us thanks to our “history”, but if it’s a possibility I would do it without a doubt.

  • cyrus

    I don’t think Buss family would want to add more drama to the franchise. I like Artest as a player but not as a person, however, I think Phil Jackson can handle Artest and Ron Ron likes Kobe and wants to play with him. We will see.

  • http://GETGARNETT.COM ROBERT

    man i hope this goes down..artest is a goood defender

  • Fatty

    remy

    kobe (SG)
    fisher (PG)
    Kg(or Jo)(C)
    artest (Pf/sf)
    walton (pf/sf)

    That line up puts one heck of a smile on my face. Oh, that feels good. Yeah baby!!!

  • dakobestopper

    cyrus. where were you for cedric caballos and orlando woolridge. bring in ron ron and KG. that gives the lakers the best team in the league. they can defend anybody at that point. and, well. smush and kwame don’t add up to ron ron together. they are punks! thanks mitch for bringin in kwame.

  • Faith

    Good point on Kwame needing to be on a deal for KG. How about Vlad and Cookie for Artest? Or anyone that doesn’t involve what is needed for a KG/JO trade?

  • rmeazy82

    please pull the trigger.. do it buss!

  • daboss1848

    [quote comment="5957"]LOOK AT THIS WORKS PERFECTLY!!!!

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=981~2748~617~1016~2421~25~261&teams=23~16~16~16~23~13~13

    NOW TELL ME THAT IT’S NOT BRILLIANT[/quote]

    Brilliant for the Lakers . . .the Wolves don’t even want Lamar’s contract, what makes you think they want Vlad’s?

    Also, Minny will want to unload Hudson or Jaric or both with KG. Stop wearing purple and gold glasses . . .let’s get real.

  • Fatty

    silo

    hahahahhahaha

  • Fatty

    cyrus
    I like Artest as a player but not as a person,

    Hey I hate Artest as well (He doesn’t take care of his dogs). But as Laker Tom once said, “I’ll sign Charlie Manson if he can help the Lakers”

  • magic32

    did anybody catch greg odens debut 6 pts and 10 fouls 4 to 2 rebs 2 blocks. and thats supposed to be a number 1 overall pick you got to be fuckin kidding me. and seattle lost to dallas mavericks summer leauge team, and to ppl who say seattles also using their summer leauge team THEIR NOT. seattle has no more rashard and ray allen so their really going to suck because their star players in durant and jeff green cant even beat the dallas maverick summerleauge team.

  • NY Kobe Fan 8

    finally

    get rid of softy lukes contract and trade his wack ass for my RON RON

    CHEA!!!!

    ron to LA

  • http://WWW.AOL.COM FOXXY

    I HAVE A FEELING THINGS ARE GONNA TURN AROUND FOR OUR LAKER TEAM!!!!!

  • Steven G

    [quote comment="5949"]Silo
    Who would **** with that duo.

    They could be scary as wrestlers. Refs would change there calls out of fear of being knocked around by them. That’s what this Laker team needs, a new tough “Don’t mess with us” attitude. Hey, even Raja would call in sick when they play the Lakers. lol[/quote]

    not one team would**** wit dat
    espcially the phx suns

  • http://WWW.AOL.COM FOXXY

    WE NEED RON-RON’S TOUGHNESS!!!!! NO DOUBT!!!!!

  • Eric Thai

    How about a new site .. http://www.GetGartest.com !

  • http://WWW.AOL.COM FOXXY

    but we still need a bad ass PG….FO SHO!!!!

  • lakers4life

    [quote comment="5977"]but we still need a bad ass PG….FO SHO!!!![/quote]
    i have a strong feeling were gettin d-fish, love that guy

  • NY Kobe Fan 8

    RON RON ALL DAYYY KILLAAAA

  • LAKERS4LYFE

    [quote comment="5952"]kobe (SG)
    fisher (PG)
    Kg(or Jo)(C)
    artest (Pf/sf)
    walton (pf/sf)

    that’s an experience lineup rite there[/quote]

    its HOLLYWOOD

  • http://lakersground.net tryangles

    [quote comment="5930"][quote comment="5911"]This goes out to all the guys that think Artest is going to be a fuck up anywhere he goes. I just want you guys to remember one thing, Dennis Rodman. That is all I have to say. If Phil can change Rodman’s behavior than he can damn well change Artest’s behavior.[/quote]
    Did he fix Kwame Brown and Smush Parker?

    No.[/quote]

    You’re also forgetting about Isiah Rider. lol

  • Lakerjones

    Artest could be very interesting. Hard to figure out what we would do at the Center (maybe Magloire as Mihm will probaly go where the money is and who knows if he can play). While Ron Ron is absolutely crazy and a total train wreck of a personality, the idea of him and Kobe together in a backcourt is just scary. They would be incredible together. You could basically even try out playing crazy Ron at the 2 and Kobe at the 1 for classic big guard triangle. I like Kwame’s D and his D only. He is a hell of a low post defender and I think we might miss him there even if he’s one of the worst, most awkward offensive players I’ve ever seen, especially given his athleticism and size.

    Artest could really be frightening out there for opposing teams. I still think Lamar needs to be moved for a true Power forward. This brings home again, get JO for Bynum and Odom, get Artest, trade Cook and Sasha for Luther Head and whoever else makes it work, and get Magloire for the MLE. Call it a friggin’ DAY!! That would be a monster lineup: Head, Kobe, Artest, JO, Magloire plus we’d still have a bunch of good role players for the bench: Luke, Evans, Turiaf, Farmar, and Critt.

  • TIP

    i say sign Fisher and trade for Artest and Pau Gasol
    startin lineup 07-08 season
    C-Gasol
    PF-Odom
    SF-Artest
    SG-Bryant
    PG-Fisher

    i smell another 3peat

  • Faith

    #1 reason to get Artest?

    To see what he’ll do to Raja Bell if he attacks Kobe once again.

  • Biggest D

    all mitch has to do is lick kwames butthole and get artest to lick garnetts butthole then the lakers will get two good clean buttholes

  • mj2kb

    If we get artest then kobe can just sit back without guardin the best player on the other team. That will be artest job now and save kobes energy throughout games.

  • LAL4LIFE

    [quote comment="5984"]#1 reason to get Artest?

    To see what he’ll do to Raja Bell if he attacks Kobe once again.[/quote]

    LoL! Artest can be Kobe’s body guard :D

  • dreamer
  • http://Lakers.com Ed24

    You guys I just thought of something. I Artest comes to the Lakers, No ONE can gaurd Kobe in the NBA. Kobe will be averaging 40 points a game. Scary thought for eveyone else in the NBA.

  • http://Lakers.com Ed24

    Dreamer I think that trade is perfect for every team involved. Good work. I think it’s the only trade that is rational and one that has a good chance of happening.

  • LakersFirst

    It’s funny that people say “Do it Mitch, Do it”, you do know that the OTHER TEAM has to agree to the trade as well, right guys??

    Getting Artest sounds like a good idea, HOWEVER, if the Lakers are going to trade for him, the Kings are NOT going to take Kwame and Sasha or Kwame and our 2008 second round pick or Kwame and Cook or Kwame and Radman. Why the hell would the Kings (are hated rivals) want our trash??? Be realistic people!!

    If you really WANT Artest, the Lakers will have to give up Kwame and someone like Farmar (think about it, the Kings want to get rid of Bibby, they’ll need a point guard). Would the true Laker fans be ok with giving up Jordan Farmar and Kwame “Butterfinger” Brown for Ron Artest??? I’m interested in your guys’ opinions about that.

    But does getting Artest make sense for the Lakers? Think about it, Ron Artest plays Small Forward (not power forward). Do we really need another small forward, when we have Radman (and his crap contract that no one will touch with a 10 foot pole and yes I know Radman is officially listed as a power forward, but come on, he’s too soft to play the PF) and we have just resigned Luke Walton, another small forward, at 6 years for $30M.

    I would love to see Artest with the Lakers because he’s a great defender, but you have to realize, with having Artest, Walton and Radman, we would have over $15M invested in the small forward position (Artest $7.1M Radman $5.1 Walton $5M).

  • JAY

    ALL WE NEED IS RON ARTEST. AT LEAST HE WOULD GET KOBE’S BACK IF ANYONE TRIES SOME BULLSHIT. WHEN RAJA BELL DID THAT SHIT TO KOBE NO ONE CAME UP. RON ARTEST WOULD GET CRAZY OR AT LEAST PUT IN HIS TWO CENTS. WE NEED PLAYERS TO BE MORE ACTIVE. IT HELPS THE PLAYERS ON THE COURT AND PUMPS UP THOSE WHO ARE ON THE BENCH.

  • Rpoc

    [quote comment="5981"][quote comment="5930"][quote comment="5911"]This goes out to all the guys that think Artest is going to be a fuck up anywhere he goes. I just want you guys to remember one thing, Dennis Rodman. That is all I have to say. If Phil can change Rodman’s behavior than he can damn well change Artest’s behavior.[/quote]
    Did he fix Kwame Brown and Smush Parker?

    No.[/quote]

    You’re also forgetting about Isiah Rider. lol[/quote]
    Right. Phil’s getting old. Let’s sign Dr. Phil to help the Zen Master out.

    Do it Mitch.

  • wise1

    from what i rember i thought the kings wanted a straight deal for kwame for artest?

  • billyboy

    [quote comment="5962"]remy

    kobe (SG)
    fisher (PG)
    Kg(or Jo)(C)
    artest (Pf/sf)
    walton (pf/sf)

    That line up puts one heck of a smile on my face. Oh, that feels good. Yeah baby!!![/quote]

    KG at Center ? are you nuts ?

    and by the way, the kings would NEVER trade artest for brown.
    same shit, like the camby/brown rumors

  • http://www.getartest.com 93 7=100%Power24haDay

    This would be a great Deal!

    If RonRon plays 4 Isiah, he´d go crazy as all other great players with a tattered reputation do in the past. Phil can handle him and kobe, jermaine ;-), Fish and the others will help him.

    Go 4 ARTEST!

  • J-Cool

    Put Up The Lakers Interested In Darko Link Fatty?

  • lakers

    listen if we get artest for kwame we stay with this team

    farmar
    bryant
    artest
    odom
    bynum

    and you know what we got off the bench so I think this line up can take us to the finals no doubt anyone agree

  • lakersforlife77

    [quote comment="6000"]listen if we get artest for kwame we stay with this team

    farmar
    bryant
    artest
    odom
    bynum

    and you know what we got off the bench so I think this line up can take us to the finals no doubt anyone agree[/quote]

    Better yet if we got artest and then couldn’t get kg, the jo trade wouldn’t be such a bad idea. Then we have a kobe/artest/jo tandem and some vets for the vet min and mle. That’s pretty good. Still though, continue going after Garnett

  • http://www.myspace.com/kobegarnett Kobe24Garnett21
  • kgmvp

    if we can do artest for kwame we could either keep ron artest or try to trade him for kg. If we get ron artest it will be good for the team.

  • kgmvp

    if we can do artest for kwame it will be good for us cause we could either keep ron artest or try to trade him for kg. If we get ron artest it will be good for the team.

  • http://myspace.com/crunklilgangsta Kenny

    Fisher
    Kobe
    Walton
    Artest
    JO

    or

    Fisher
    Kobe
    Artest
    Odom
    Bynum

    I love them both do it mitch!

  • “Billy” Kupchak

    Artest coming to the Lakers seems just as likely/unlikely as KG coming to the Lakers. All the reasons for/against a trade happening are similar in their respects, due to the possible lack of interest from THEIR front offices. Let us pray to God for deliverance for the true P&G fans of Los Angeles. Thanks be to God ahead of time for placing the pieces necessary to bring us back to bliss, AMEN!

  • AP43real

    [quote comment="5951"]Artest would bring that hunger and angry defence that we so badly need,even if farmar needs to be part of the deal i say do it.Remember bibby could be gone as well so farmar might be the sweetner with kwame..just like starsky said to hutch.DO IT..[/quote]

    Hell NO… No Farmar

  • AP43real

    I would love to have Artest, but remember he is on the record of saying he would opt out in 08 09 regardless of where he is playing to go to the Knicks, Lakers gotta play there cards right on this one..

  • Fatty

    For the Artest trade to make sense for the Lakers either Luke or Vladimir would have to be shipped out. Like it was said earlier, 3 shooting forwards at that price would be a luxury the Lakers can not afford. Besides, how would PJ find playing time for all three?

    I’m willing for the Lakers to take a chance on the bad boy Artest, but I feel its a long shot especially after Luke was signed.

    Billyboy
    KG at Center ? are you nuts ?

    It put a smile on my face because of Fish, KG, and Artest were included on the Lakers. Isn’t that something you would like to see?

  • Laker8Nate24

    I just really wish we could bring in a big named big man 2 play without givin up odom…Ship out bynum, he may b good, but he may not…Odom is the man, keep odom, get ron ron and d-fish…FISH–KOBE–WALTON/ARTEST–ODOM–MIHM/OR WHOEVER

  • Eric Thai

    GETGARTEST! GETGARTEST! GETGARTEST! GETGARTEST!

  • da1

    [quote comment="5952"]kobe (SG)
    fisher (PG)
    Kg(or Jo)(C)
    artest (Pf/sf)
    walton (pf/sf)

    that’s an experience lineup rite there[/quote]

    i try not to get exited about rumors but this seems like a possibility now.
    unfortunately we dont have either kg, fish or artest. YET

  • the true laker fan

    hey the nugget Yi Jianlian wants to be a Laker its on prosportsdaily.com

  • mR.beaSt

    Artest fits well. he grew up with Odom in Queensbridge, New York. my source, Wikipedia

  • Eric Thai
  • Arnie

    That works for both sides. Obviously it works for the Lakers, but for the Kings who did not have an inside presence for years, Kwame can surely help them, especially off the boards. Add to that the expiring $9 MM contract next summer, then that would help the Kings in the free agent market, especially next year which is anticipated as the biggest free agent market in years, with the talent available. With Bibby being a threat outside, Kwame helps the Kings more than Artest does.

  • http://myspace.com/kali06 lakers24

    GET ARTEST.COM HELL YEA TRADE BROWN FOR ARTEST..STRA8 UP

  • Shakobe22

    I would gladly trade kwame for artest, heck i’d gladly trade kwame for a cardboard box

  • Gfunk

    If Kings need cap space thry woild prefer to trade with the heat sinse J-Will contract will ens next year.

    and the only way Kings will trade with us is if we give Bynum and radmans contract up. Witch I m willing to do since Kwame plays better defense than Bynum so with that in mind we can also get Fisher witch he plays good defense…

    Fisher

  • Vahe

    [quote post="490"]I would gladly trade kwame for artest, heck i’d gladly trade kwame for a cardboard box[/quote]

    haha that made my day. But i dont think it will be just Kwame i think they need at least one more person as i said earlier, Sasha, we got enough PG’s and there are more to come (Fisher, cough cough)

  • Mastarockafella

    There’s nothing worst than a missed opportunity. Mitch, don’t miss ron-ron and KG. Do your job.

  • lakerfan81

    Why would they trade Artest for Brown’s expiring contract when artest can opt out next season so they get the same thing and get to keep artest for 1 more year.