Tomorrow could be the start of “something.” A decision on Turiaf must be made tomorrow whether or not to match the offer sheet which Ronny signed with Golden State. Will the Lakers resign him? Tomorrow is the last day and then perhaps the Lakers look into making a move for Ron “Bill” Artest.

Hoopsworld: The Lakers are, indeed, interested in Artest, but contrary to widespread rumors they have not yet made an offer. Not Lamar Odom, not anyone. They’re waiting to see what happens with Ronny Turiaf, after which we could see some movement on the LA front.

  • PhilJackson

    NO ARTEST TRADE WILL BE MADE!BELIVE ME!I KNOW!

  • PhilJackson

    LAKERS WILL NOT TRADE LO FOR ARTEST!!! BELIEVE ME!

  • PhilJackson

    LAKERS WILL NOT TRADE LO FOR ARTEST!!! BELIEVE ME!

  • True Lakers Fan

    WTF r we waiting 4 just get damn Artest we not going to pay Ronnie so y wait i mean I love Ronny as the next guy but he shouldn’t be a factor in getting All-Star Artest i mean cmon Mitch

  • 2inthepink1inthestink

    do not sign ronny get artest and thomas and lets go win the ship already…

  • gus26

    i think they let Ronny go regardless of any other moves.. i think the hold up on any trade involving LO is that we will make the other team take one of our bad contract.. AKA luke or vlad..
    i just realized that bonzi wells is a FA… and its obvious the hornets are not going to sign him after they just signed posey.. we should just sign him and sasha and kwame or skinner for the vet min.. and i think our team is set..

    Fisher/ Farmar
    Kobe/ Sasha/ Ariza
    Bonzi/ Vlad/ Luke
    Odom/
    Gasol/ Bynum/ Skinner or Kwame

    anytime we sub in Kwame or Skinner, Gasol would just slide into the 4 spot..

  • http://www.thelakersnation.com Fred A.

    Forget Ronny and LO

    I would feel this would work.

    If Denver wants to get rid of Melo I see this:

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=25~849~1975~1002~549~1016~2027&teams=13~7~23~13~7~7~7&te=&cash=

    plus denver is get another desent big to fill that hole of Camby and Radmon and Walton will give you that small forward position and kenny thomas will give them D.

    plus the Kings get an all-star in return for RON-RON

    And we get a big and what we always wanted without giving up LO.

    Somebody needs to give this trade idea to MITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • sclakerfan

    So Denver gets three bloated garbage contracts plus a center that can be considered overpaid at $2.5 million a year for one of the best players in the league. I’m sure Denver fans will love that trade.

  • gus26

    if the artest deal were to go down and we could send vlad with odom it wouldn’t be that bad…
    we resign sasha and sign bonzi…
    our team would look like this

    Fisher/ Farmar
    Kobe/ Sasha/ Ariza
    Artest/ Bonzi/ Luke
    Gasol/ Thomas
    Bynum/ Mihm

    not bad.. does it get us a chip?..

  • DCLAKER

    Well,let me tell it like is…..THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT HELL THEY’RE DOIN’! I’d like to see what Kobe’s grade is for Kupchak is this time.

    Lakernation have been on it’s job and we’re not even GETTIN’ PAID…WE DO IT OUT OF RESPECT.

    No Artest,No Marion,No Posey(Hornets) and NO DAMN BEER IN MY FRIDGE SO I WASH THE PAIN AWAY….HOLD UP,

  • domz

    What happened to Garbajosa rumors??

    Just let ronny go..he isn’t deserving to be resigned because he accepted the warriors’s offer..If he really wanted to be a Laker, he should have not signed to any offer sheet.

    Let’s go to artest, i say lets just not panic and wait for some other options. I mean, Prince and Marion are expendable. Not just Ron-Ron. But getting any one of those would be an upgrade for us.

    Plus, please dont let sasha go.

  • lskerfan567

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    dc laker you been talkin bout geting players from the streets, didnt you forgot bout someone….SEBASTION TELAFAIR

  • Dante

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    Ariza is a sf.

  • http://lakernation kauaimamba

    You guys are KILLING me.Maybe Cleveland would take Mihm,Vlad,Walton and our 2014,2015 and 2016 draft picks for LeBron.make it happen Mitch!Enough allready.

  • lskerfan567

    ay maube we can trade for chirs paul and brandon roy while we’re at it

    dumbest post i have seen since sdlakers post

    on other thoughts i think we should sign stephon marbury

  • 2inthepink1inthestink

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    Get the fucc outta here with all these crazy trades. why would denver want 4 players that nobody else would even consider and give away there best player?

  • yellowpurplefever

    Hey give Mitch some credit. He’s trying to get Artest w/o trading LO, we know that is tough to do. He’s gonna wait and let Ronny go then make the moves. Remember the caps and V-lady and Fluke untraderable commodities. So, him a break. Did he get Pau? thank you

  • lskerfan567

    JACK BLACK IS OUR SPOKESMAN

  • ricky

    LAKERNATION GIVE ME YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS 3 TEAM TRADE.

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=515~549~1016~2027~3~25~849&teams=23~7~7~23~7~13~13&te=&cash=

    THE SALARIES MATCH UP OKAY AND IT LOOKS GOOD ON PAPER. EACH TEAM GETS TO FILL A VOID THAT THEY WERE MISSING BEFORE IN MY OPINION.

    DENVER

    1. CHRIS MIHM: REPLACES VOID LEFT BY CAMBY

    2. RADMANOVIC: ANOTHER SHOOTER WHO CAN INTERCHANGE WITH KLEIZA AND COMPLIMENT MELO AND IVERSON WHO DRAW THE BULK OF THE DOUBLE-TEAMS

    3. SHAREEF: EXPERIENCED VETERAN TO GIVE MORE HELP IN FRONT COURT

    SACRAMENTO

    1. MARTIN: INSIDE PRESENCE FOR SCORING AND DEFENSE WHO CAN FILL THE VOID OF MILLER WHO WILL BE SUSPENDED ONCE SEASON STARTS AND CAN ASSIST SHELDEN WILLIAMS IN HIS DEVELOPMENT (2 K-MARTS)

    2. WALTON: A SMART AND GIFTED PASSER WHO CAN FACILITATE THE OFFENSE FOR SACTO AND CAN BE THEIR GLUE GUY. CAN GET THE BALL TO GUYS LIKE KEVIN MARTIN, KENYON MARTIN, MILLER, WILLIAMS, GARCIA, UDRIH.

    LAKERS

    1. ARTEST: BRINGS TOUGHNESS AND TENACITY. GIVES LAKERS AN “EDGINESS” THEY DID NOT PREVIOUSLY HAVE. HOPEFULLY WITHOUT THE COST OF LOSING ODOM IF THIS TRADE WAS APPROVED BY ALL 3 TEAMS.

    2. THOMAS: DEAL-BREAKER, VETERAN TO FILL VOID OF TURIAF (IF LAKERS DONT MATCH OFFER), CAN STILL BE PRODUCTIVE OFF BENCH AND GIVE LAKERS A BETTER DEFENSIVE EFFORT THAN RADMANOVIC OR WALTON.

  • Nabil

    Nice trade. Don’t see Sac doing this, though. But hey, you never know! It would be another steal for the Lakers if we got Artest without giving up LO.

    I say LO and Luke for Marion.
    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=510~617~2027&teams=13~14~14&te=&cash=

  • http://www.thelakersnation.com Fred A.

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    I am all 4 it!!!!!!!!
    You got my vote :)

  • lskerfan567

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  • unstoppable589

    i rarely post and usually just read what u guys post.. but lately u guys have been getting more and more ridiculous with the trades people have been posting. we as laker fans got spoiled with the gasol trade, that trade is rare nowadays. it is more likely a team will overpay for a superstar (kidd) then steal one like we did with gasol. and if we do get artest without giving up odom please tell me who between odom or artest would be willing to come off the bench? they both played over 40 mpg last year for gods sake. and please why are we so desperate to trade for artest when we havent even seen the fisher kobe lamar gasol bynum machine up and running? forgive me for writing what seems like an essay but i felt it needed to be said

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

    They will ONLY match it if they go after Artest b/c it’ll leave a hole on the small forward/power forward. I don’t see any problem with our current roster (IMO).

    D-Fish/Farmar
    Kobe/Sasha*
    Lamar/Ariza/Walton
    Gasol/Vlade
    Bynum/Mihm/DJ*

    The double positions players:
    Kobe -> SG and SF
    Sasha -> PG and SG
    Ariza -> SF and SG
    Lamar -> SF and PF
    Walton -> SF and PF
    Vlade -> SF and PF
    Gasol -> PF and C

    *has not been officially resigned.

    I really don’t see a problem…