Mickael Pietrus says Kobe Bryant wants him to join Lakers

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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.

In a translated article of the French publication ‘L’Equipetranslated by Hoopshype, Pietrus says:

“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.

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  • Francesco81

    I think MP is a good back-up for kb24…

  • LAKERS4

    THAT WUOLD BE A GOOD GET IF IT WAS TRUE FOR THE LAKERS

  • LALWorldDomination

    Kobe always surrounds himself with players who defend him well.

  • Jayr_dayao

    Pietrus is a good addition to this team if he’ll sign with the lakers when he become a free agent

  • http://twitter.com/JustRyCole Ry

    Pietrus would be a great addition, he can shoot behind the arc, and defend the ball well. Be a great compliment in Mike Brown’s system. 

  • RockitD

    He has a nice stroke! I’d love it!

  • Socalchaz6811

    Bryant, Barnes, and Pietrus?? I like the sound of that perimeter wise.

  • Evilmrchicken

    Mickael to the Lakers? Sounds good to me! 

  • hellraiser

    There is a reason he did not play a lot in Phoenix,  the dude throws up BRICKS.

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