It will definitely take some time to get Ron adapted to the offense.

Picture 1L.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.

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  • Whatsa

    “he missed more shots than he made”

    no shit, who gets 100% when they shoot 7 shots nowadays

  • http://LakersNation Marwan

    Give him time Laker fans, give him time. When you play along side Kobe and Pau, the talent rubs off. With his talent now, plus getting adjusted to the triangle, it will be something for the other teams to fear. I say he will live up to the Lakers’ expectations when they signed him and more, since he is starving for a ring.

  • Short Dog

    Artest will learn the offense. Gasol was on fire the first game he played with the lakers. Where’s that ring home girl?