I really love hearing this from the players. It shows they’re committed to winning and as a fan, you’d love to know that.

L.A. Times: Last season, Ron Artest came to camp weighing over 265 pounds. This season, he said, he came to training camp at “250 to 260 pounds.”

His goal is to weigh “245 by the playoffs.”

“I feel I’m able to maintain some more with the quicker guys,” Artest said. “I knew with Kobe’s knee, he is going to need reinforcement so I’m going to have to be able to guard quicker guys.