The Blueprint for LA Lakers Success: Run Offensive Sets for Ron Artest

April 21st, 2010 by Pat Mixon Leave a reply »

Will the deal for Ron Artest ever start paying real dividends for the LA Lakers? 

Only if they realize they have a Ferrari in their garage that needs to be let out and driven to red-line. 

Sure, Ron Artest’s defense has come on strong in the last twenty plus games of the season, but that was to be expected.  Naturally, it took Artest some time to find his rhythm on his new team.  That’s why Ron Ron started slowly with the Lakers, adjusting both to the Triangle offense as well as a new supporting role. 

After years of being one of the main men on each of his teams, Artest with the Lakers is an entirely different role for him.  But, he’s delivered on defense.  And, I expect him to continue to lock-down opposing scorers, at least making their lives dif ...

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