The latest regarding the Lakers and Artest:
SacBee: As far as the continuing frontrunners in the Artest sweepstakes, I’ve been told by a source close to the Lakers that there are no ongoing discussions. The next relevant date remains Friday, when the Lakers’ deadline to match Ronny Turiaf’s offer sheet passes. It’s at that point the Lakers may decide to take on Kenny Thomas to fill Turiaf’s old role or quite possibly engage a third team in the deal so as to avoid his contract. As for whether the Lakers have offered Lamar Odom, that hasn’t officially happened but I’m told he is absolutely available.