Sam Amick, the writer from sacramento who re-ignited the Lamar for Artest trade rumor, was interviewed on a sacramento radio show on 7/8 and discussed the Ron Artest situation. He actually drops quite a bombshell in the interview that I’m shocked hasn’t broken widely…
He said in the interview that a lower member of the Buss family basically told Mitch to get it done. “Get it done” as in get a deal for Artest done. He mentions the same pieces he did in his blog. We would have to give up Lamar and take on Kenny Thomas.
He also dropped Farmar’s name as a possibility in the deal and future draft picks.
You can listen to the full interview here. (On the left side are recent interviews from the show. Scroll down and click on “Sam Amick 7/8″.)