October 4, 2009 |
Luke Walton knows his time on the court might decrease now that the Lakers have Ron Artest . Walton is aware that Artest likes to play heavy minutes. Still, Walton said he hopes he can continue to get quality minutes this season as the backup small forward behind Artest. "I want to play," Walton said after practice Saturday. "There's no way to tell right now until the season gets going. But I'm going to work my tail off to try and earn as many minutes as I can get."
October 17, 2009 |
Andrew Bynum is no longer late to the party, but Ron Artest is still trying to find his way. The big fiesta doesn't begin for another 10 days for the Lakers, though Bynum and Artest are having different experiences in exhibition play. Bynum, never known for being first down the court, is trying to stay ahead of the ball, moving with better speed. So far it has been so good to him, the Lakers' center averaging 22.3 points and shooting 59.5% in three exhibition games, looking more like the pre-injury Bynum than the post-injury Bynum who averaged only 6.3 points on 45.7% shooting in the playoffs.
December 30, 2003 |
The Ron Artest vs. Rick Carlisle saga grew more bizarre Monday, with Artest missing the shoot-around, meeting with team officials and then coming up with a mysterious injury. Artest surprised the Indiana Pacers by saying he would sit out Monday's game against Memphis because of a sore back before backtracking and coming off the bench to score 18 points on seven-of-10 shooting in 35 minutes. It all came after Artest was benched for the second half of a loss to New Jersey on Saturday for what Carlisle called "conduct detrimental to winning."
March 22, 2007 |
Sacramento Kings forward Ron Artest faces four misdemeanor charges stemming from a domestic dispute with his wife on March 5. Artest, 27, is expected to be arraigned today on charges of battery and corporal injury to a spouse, false imprisonment and dissuading a witness from reporting a crime. Each carries a maximum sentence of one year in prison. * Seattle guard Ray Allen said he is considering season-ending surgery for bone spurs in his left ankle....
March 6, 2007 |
Sacramento Kings forward Ron Artest was arrested Monday and excused indefinitely from the team after a woman said he shoved her to the floor inside his home and prevented her from calling 911. Placer County sheriff's authorities said the woman reported she and Artest were arguing inside the home when he pushed her. The argument moved outside when Artest tried to leave in his Hummer, Sgt. Andrew Scott said. "It resulted in some pushing," Scott said of the argument. "Mr.
December 25, 2006 |
Sacramento Kings swingman Ron Artest could provide the boost the Clippers need to get things turned around this season. The teams have discussed a potential trade that would send Corey Maggette to Sacramento for Artest, whom the Clippers tried to acquire last season from the Indiana Pacers. Artest leads the NBA in steals at 2.47 a game and averages 16.4 points and 7.2 rebounds. He is considered among the top 15 players in the NBA, some scouts say, and is without peer defensively.