Joe Maloof interviewed, interested in dealing with Lakers, likes Odom

Joe Maloof was recently interviewed. Some very interesting stuff from the interview. I get the vibe he is very interested in dealing with Lakers and called Odom a “great” player while referring to Artest as a “good” player.

Here are some key quotes from Joe, from the interview…

“Well you know they’ve called. They’ve called, and I think our GM Geoff has spoken to them (the Lakers) in the past regarding Ron. There a lot of teams that really have an interest in him.”

“Odom is a great player, Artest is a good player. That’s, that’s as much as I can say right now.”

“The Buss family does a great job. But, umm, if this, if this is gonna help us improve our team, and we think this will get us closer to a title, we will do a trade with any team. It doesn’t matter.”

You can check out some the trancscripts of the interview provided by SacTownRoyalty. Sound off!

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  • KB

    hey REAL FOOTAGE OF KOBE RUNNING OVA SHACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Kobefan24

    dont do it mitch, lamar and gasol are a duo!!! and bynum and kobe makes a fouro!!! dont kill our team chemestry weeved finally built after foure years with bynum back it will put us over the top.

  • MAMBA

    LMAO IS REALLY KOBE!!!!! VIDEO IZ SO FUNNY

  • Freshh

    Sounds Good

  • CELTIC SUCKS54

    KOBES RESPONSE 2 SHACKS RAP LOL

  • kb81

    LOL MVP BITC##CH

  • http://myspace.com/sonicussj Whatsa

    I don’t want to give up Odom -_-.

  • lakerfan81

    Of course he is interested in moving Artest for Odom because Thomas would have to be involved and he would be getting rid of really really bad contract. Even if the Lakers wanted to trade Odom for Artest (and I am not sold that they do, all the rumors are coming out of Sac which seems kind of fishy to me) Thomas would be a deal breaker.

  • T-Dub

    They can have Odom and Vlad, and we’ll take Artest and Sharief….

  • ricky

    DONT DO IT! IF WE TRADE ODOM FOR ARTEST, THE DAMN KINGS WILL DEFINITELY MAKE US TAKE BACK EITHER SHAREEF’S OR THOMAS’ TERRIBLE CONTRACT. ITS THEIR PLAN ALL ALONG.

  • T-Dub

    Those terrible contract guys (Shareef, Thomas) can outplay our terrible contract guys..(Fluke, Space Cadet). Do it!…Atleast we’ll get some productive minutes out off these guys.

  • lskerfan567

    dont do it, let lamars contract expire and resign ariza, farmer, bynum, and kobe

  • pjt

    [Comment ID #44789 Will Be Quoted Here]

    What do you have stock in the LAKERS??, this is a money biz who cares how much money is spent, within the cap, to do this possible deal. What we are really taking about is Artest for Odom… And I say if Sac wants to do it, do it…

    We can lock down Kobe, Pau, Artest, Bynum and that’s the core team for the next 6 or 7 years…

  • lskerfan567

    [Comment ID #44795 Will Be Quoted Here]

    i dont really care if we make this trade because ariza will be the next artest

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  • ab4sure

    I heard the interview. Nothing new. All teams pump up their own players and say if we can make our team better we would be willing to trade. In case you didn’t hear the interview this is what you need to know what was said. BLAH.. BLAH … BLAH .. BLAH….

  • LakersFirst

    The Kings do need a starting power forward, hence they would have an interest in LO (his expiring contract of $14M doesn’t hurt either). I know they have Mikki Moore and Kenny Thomas, but let’s face it those guys aren’t starters. LO is a starter. In case you guys forgot, the Lakers acquired their starting power forward in Pao Gasol.

  • LakEr-nIck

    odom for artest and thomas…. do it mitch!!!

  • dave

    Lamar haters will be regretting this trade come next season. Im willing to bet anyone that the Kings end up a better team with Lamar over Artest and the Lakers will be worse. Bynum and Gasol has not proven to work because they have not played together and as Jerry West said we would be much less verstile and slower on the frontline.

  • http://www.jamieinsider.com Jamie Spears Insider

    Up till today, I still don’t understand the reason behind these LO haters. Why hate him? His game is to play an all-around game (he’s not going to put up HUGE numbers). Whenever we lose, he gets blamed for it.

  • http://www.hard-wood.org/?cat=34 Billy Kupchak

    [Comment ID #44861 Will Be Quoted Here]

    why don’t you shut your trap? do it b!tch!!! :D

    my father knows how valuable Lamar is for the Lakers, so don’t bet your life savings [all $48.72] that Lamar is going to be traded to the Kings, where we need to take back Kenny’s contract. only a dumb@ss would make such a moronic trade, so have fun entertaining yourself on the ESPN trade machine, YOU MORON! :D

  • lakersforlife77

    [Comment ID #44880 Will Be Quoted Here]

    Whatever you’re smoking you should stop. The Kings would be better than us? Really? Hah, I needed a good laugh. You see we have kobe, they don’t, end of story. And there’s no way they’d be better with odom as their go-to post player, it’s just not gonna happen. DO IT.

  • http://www.hard-wood.org/?cat=34 Billy Kupchak

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