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    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
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    Nope. I still hate him. Not to mention he's not even very good anymore.

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    Nope....ignoring all of the regular arguments not to take him back....he's redundant now given our future Wing rotation with Granger/BRush/PG/Posey/Lance.
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    yeah.... that would be bad

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    No.

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    I personally would welcome him back.

    But I don't want him back. That sends a bad PR message to fans.
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    I would, but there is no reason that I can think of to bring him back.

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    No real reason to have him here. Now, if we were a team one piece away from competing - looking for that tough defender with a mean streak....sure, I'd take him regardless of his past. But that's a rare case of the positives outweighing the negatives when it comes to Ron Artest.

    I like Ron Artest.

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    No thanks to Artest. Not sure there's anyone on the Lakers that I would want. Maybe their late round pick to pick up Faried in the draft.
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    no... he single handedly ruined this franchise

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    No. He still seems unstable and disruptive.

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    HELL NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

    i simply love pacers but if he wears pacers uniform again i'm done with the team. that's how much i hate him and it won't change whatever happens.

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    No.

    He's not that great of a player anymore. And if after one year he wants off of the Lakers -- THE LAKERS -- of all teams (and they want him gone, too), then it sounds like he still has some immaturity issues.
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    No no no no no no no no no no no no no no no

    There are alternatives, and I question why he feels he has to leave LA, which is the perfect situation for him. We don't need to take Ronnie when the crazy is coming back on him.
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    no thanks
    didn't fit in with our past and doesn't fit in with our future

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    I would welcome him back

    He is a strange cat no doubt, but he has a very big heart and does do some really good things in the community

    That being said, he simply doesnt fit the direction the team is going
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    Are you out of your ****ing mind? Of course I wouldn't welcome that ******* back. **** that guy. Why the **** would we want him back? We have his position covered, he completely ****ed over our franchise, he's a headcase, and we are actively trying to cultivate an image away from those types of ********. Get the **** out of here with that.

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    Are you out of your ****ing mind? Of course I wouldn't welcome that ******* back. **** that guy. Why the **** would we want him back? We have his position covered, he completely ****ed over our franchise, he's a headcase, and we are actively trying to cultivate an image away from those types of ********. Get the **** out of here with that.
    Haha I was waiting for ya with that.

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    Did I miss something and are we especially weak in the psychopath or small forward positions?

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    I think Ron wants out of LA because he doesn't understand/fit into the triangle offense. I don't think it has much to do with maturity.

    As for wanting him back? Pass. I think he's lost a step, and we're already stacked at his position. Maybe when his contract expires on a cheaper deal, MAYBE.

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    Thank You, no...
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    I never said I wanted Ron's crazy @$$ back here, but I was just curious if anyone would do a deal for him.

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    All the bad feelings aside... Ultimately no!
    Don't need his position
    Don't need the "casual fan reaction"
    Eventhough I've personally moved on, I don't think I could root for him being a member of the Blue & Gold.

    I'm almost willing to take Jermaine O'neal back as a front court rotation player, but not Ron under most circumstances.
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    heck no. unless they basically give him to us and we can use him as an expiring. heck no.

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