With the latest rumors of Artest going to the Lakers on Monday, consider this possible trade:

Indiana Trade Breakdown
Outgoing
Ron Artest
6-7 SF from St. John's
19.4 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 2.2 apg in 37.8 minutes
Austin Croshere
6-10 PF from Providence
8.3 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 1.2 apg in 24.9 minutes
Incoming
Brian Cook
6-9 PF from Illinois
7.2 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 0.8 apg in 18.4 minutes
Lamar Odom
6-10 SF from Rhode Island
14.8 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 5.5 apg in 39.5 minutes
Change in team outlook: -5.7 ppg, +1.4 rpg, and +2.9 apg.


L.A. Lakers Trade Breakdown
Outgoing
Brian Cook
6-9 PF from Illinois
7.2 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 0.8 apg in 18.4 minutes
Lamar Odom
6-10 SF from Rhode Island
14.8 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 5.5 apg in 39.5 minutes
Incoming
Ron Artest
6-7 SF from St. John's
19.4 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 2.2 apg in 37.8 minutes
Austin Croshere
6-10 PF from Providence
8.3 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 1.2 apg in 24.9 minutes
Change in team outlook: +5.7 ppg, -1.4 rpg, and -2.9 apg.



Successful Scenario
Due to Indiana and L.A. Lakers being over the cap, the 25% trade rule is invoked. Indiana and L.A. Lakers had to be no more than 125% plus $100,000 of the salary given out for the trade to be accepted, which did happen here. This trade satisfies the provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.