There's been some talk lately that the Lakers are looking to make a move in the coming weeks before the deadline. The Lakers don't have a lot of assets that they're willing to trade. Sure, they could trade Bynum or Odom, but those are important pieces of their core. One name that has been floated out there in the last day has been Artest. Marc Stein of ESPN reported today that Artest may be seeking a trade out of LA and hopes he's the one dealt.
With that said, would you welcome back Artest to Indy? We know he has a fondness for Indy and still has family and a house here. There's been talk of him wanting to come back and retire in Indy once his playing career is done, so I don't think he would object.
However, before you all kill the messenger, I am not advocating a deal and I realize that he plays the same position at Granger and George. Nonetheless, it's interesting that he may be seeking a trade so quickly out of LaLa land. Thoughts?
Here's the link for more info: http://espn.go.com/nba/columns/story...=Artest-110202