Mickael Pietrus feels that the Phoenix Suns did a poor job of using him effectively after being traded there from the Orlando Magic. As a result of his discontent with the organization, he has voiced that he desires to have a defined role on a team that is capable of winning a championship.
“Phoenix didn’t use me, but that’s their problem. I’m going to continue working. The only thing I care about is winning a title.”
“A lot of teams are interested in me, like the Lakers or the Celtics. This came from the best player in the world: Kobe Bryant. He told me two months ago that he would like to see me with the Lakers.”
If the reports are true, it’s easy to see why Kobe would have interest in Pietrus as he is an athletic wing that can score from beyond the arc.
If and when the season begins, Pietrus will earn 5.3 million dollars in 2011-12 from the Suns, after picking up his player option this summer.