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Old 02-02-2011, 03:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm told that there's at least one prominent Laker who hopes he's the guy who gets shipped out in the next 20-odd days.

One source close to the situation insists that Ron Artest wants out.

Asked to react to that, Artest's agent David Bauman declined comment.

This is where I'm obligated to remind you that no one in the NBA can change his mind faster than the famously fickle Ron-Ron. Another pertinent disclaimer: Artest's play has been sufficiently sluggish in the second season of a five-year deal that whatever he wants is bound to be greeted by shrugs and scoffs, no matter how much he gave the Lakers in the epic final game of last season.

I've nonetheless been assured this week that Artest -- though he hasn't outright demanded a trade and is likely to publicly deny it -- is serious about wanting to be dealt somewhere "he can have fun again" less than a year removed from the pivotal role he played in that ring-clinching Game 7 with Boston that the Lakers so nearly squandered.
Source: Los Angeles Lakers' Ron Artest hoping to be traded - ESPN
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Old 02-02-2011, 03:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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good riddance
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Old 02-02-2011, 03:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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what a difference 6 months makes. lol


remember how everyone here loved this guy last summer after his championship speech and when he put his ring up for auction? Now................good riddance?
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Old 02-02-2011, 03:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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They should of kept Ariza.
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Old 02-02-2011, 03:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Is he to far gone for us to make a run at him. He does bring D, or he used to. And it not as if any of our SF are any better. He has hit half his three in Jan.

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Old 02-02-2011, 03:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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He should have let Kobe's airball go out of bounds instead of grabbing it and scoring the points that beat OKC.
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what a difference 6 months makes. lol


remember how everyone here loved this guy last summer after his championship speech and when he put his ring up for auction? Now................good riddance?
from a purely basketball perspective i never felt he was a good fit for lakers, championship and all. realistically ron artest is still the same nut that bucked up that horrible shot (that went in) in the fourth quarter of game seven, and he's still same guy who gave one of the most memorable press conferences ever. dude's just over the hill, and was last year.
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Old 02-02-2011, 03:26 PM   #8 (permalink)
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He should have let Kobe's airball go out of bounds instead of grabbing it and scoring the points that beat OKC.
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Old 02-02-2011, 03:29 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Which team would really want ron ron and can give them a SF which can help them against Lebron and Peirce which went off on the lakers this year ...?
MELO TO LAKERS no i jk but srsly, I don't really see what they can get :/ i wish they somehow get Pietrus (one of my fav players) lmao
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Old 02-02-2011, 03:45 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Ron is such a liability on that Lakers team.
he's so slow and has lost all of his offensive game. he looks passionless out there.
His D used to be so stellar because he was so big and athletic at the same time, plus he was mentally hungry and played with a chip on his shoulder... nowadays, he looks so old and tame.
im surprised that the master motivator/manipulator, Col. Sanders, isnt able to get more out of him this season. and if he cant, no one will.

that being said, even Jackson himself is looking old and tired this season - likes he's had enough.
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Old 02-02-2011, 04:12 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Ron for Linas get her done
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Old 02-02-2011, 04:20 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Well, they're not letting Ron do what he can do. Anyone who watched his final season in Houston saw what he could do on offense. He's not given the green flag to do that anymore, and I guess he didn't like how his role has decreased.
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Well, they're not letting Ron do what he can do. Anyone who watched his final season in Houston saw what he could do on offense. He's not given the green flag to do that anymore, and I guess he didn't like how his role has decreased.
thank god for LA he isnt getting the Green light... he is a horrible shooter, yet he jacks up shots anyway.
and what does his 'not getting the green light' have anything to do with his shit defensive numbers? he's averaging career lows across the board. His D was the one thing he was good at in the past... now its mediocre... he only gets by on reputation.
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thank god for LA he isnt getting the Green light... he is a horrible shooter, yet he jacks up shots anyway.
and what does his 'not getting the green light' have anything to do with his shit defensive numbers? he's averaging career lows across the board. His D was the one thing he was good at in the past... now its mediocre... he only gets by on reputation.
The fact that he can't do anything on offense, brings down his confidence. He seems like a lost guy out there. I can agree he's slowed down this year on defense, but they're not letting him do anything else. Maybe it's motivation, maybe it's him. Who knows? I know that he can do more than just shoot corner 3s.
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:42 PM   #16 (permalink)
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He'd bring some crazy swagger to Toronto, as well as some brutal press... but it'd be fun! This team could use another guy that would 'ugly' up the game. Where's LX when I need some backup?

With RonRon, over time we could be appreciated as a goon squad at least.
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He'd bring some crazy swagger to Toronto, as well as some brutal press... but it'd be fun! This team could use another guy that would 'ugly' up the game. Where's LX when I need some backup?

With RonRon, over time we could be appreciated as a goon squad at least.
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:20 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Agent for Ron Artest says the Laker doesn't want to be traded | Lakers Blog | Los Angeles Times
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Ron Artest's agent, David Bauman, refuted an ESPN report that said he hoped the Lakers traded him.

"Ron is not looking for a trade," Bauman said Wednesday. "The frustration is there among everyone on the team. But Ron is a Laker, and he just wants to win. Ron is frustrated with the losing, as everybody is."

He also added, "Ron and Phil have definitely seen eye to eye better," Bauman said.
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:26 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Tired of the losing? They're 20 games over .500 and 2nd in the Western Conference and they act as if the sky is falling. Cry me a river.
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lol I think the lakers were trying to go for 60 wins this season, and ron-ron had been the "scapegoat" for most losses :/ and he hasn't been put in late in games either apparently so he's just frustrated ...
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