Friday, July 3, 2009

Artest, Turkoglu Find New Homes

Ron Artest is the newest member of the Lakers and Hedo Turkoglu will be with the Blazers this upcoming season. By picking up Artest, the Lakers will most likely not resign Trevor Ariza, who's agent must have asked for too much during negotiation. Ariza is a very good complimentary player that gives you solid defense, but he has not yet established himself as a 'go-to' type of player.

Turkoglu is a great pick up for the Blazers and will help this young, deep team get further into the playoffs this season. Led by my favorite non-Warrior, Brandon Roy, the Blazers will benefit from having a veteran like Turkoglu and another player that can hit big shots under pressure. Great move.

Rumor has it that Warriors owner Chris Cohan could be selling the franchise, according to the latest report in Tim Kawakami's blog, due to problems with the IRS. I'm not sure what type of buyers could be suitable during this current recession. (There can't be many Mark Cuban dot com millionaires lurking) Under Cohan, the Warriors have made one trip to the playoffs in 14 years.

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