It will definitely take some time to get Ron adapted to the offense.
L.A. Times: He missed more shots than he made, but Ron Artest played the solid defense the Lakers hoped he would when he signed with them this summer.
Artest missed five of the seven shots he took and all four of his three-pointers.
He finished with six points and two rebounds in an exhibition game against the Golden State Warriors on Friday night at the Forum.
“I was actually on,” Artest said. “I felt on. I felt great tonight out there.”
In the 25 minutes he played, it didn’t look as if Artest got in a rhythm.
He mostly strayed on the outside.
Artest muscled his way in for one of his field goals.
“Ron had some [hard] time out there trying to make shots,” Lakers Coach Phil Jackson said. “He hesitated on taking shots a few times. We’ll get him in rhythm.”
On defense, Artest had two steals.