The big news is that Ariza may leave the Lakers, as linked by ryebreadraz below, and here:
Sources: Trevor Ariza leaning toward leaving Los Angeles Lakers - ESPN
The 24-year-old swingman, who played a key role in the Lakers' run to their 15th NBA championship, is on the verge of leaving the club, sources close to the situation said on Wednesday. With at least five teams pursuing Ariza, the Lakers are currently unwilling to pay him more than the $5.6 million mid-level exception. "They're letting him go," one of the sources said.
This has prompted rumors of the Lakers pursuing Artest, and vice versa
Is Ron-Ron really coming? - Lakers blog - OCRegister.com
If you checked one Twitter account supposedly belonging to Ron Artest, the tempermental swingman left Houston and was headed to either L.A. His messages are cryptic, but suggestive. “THANKS A LOT HOUSTON :) I HAD A LOT OF FUN.”
Not many other links to report on, the Pistons signed Gordon and Charlie V, the Blazers want Hedo, and a bunch of rumors. Where will Sheed end up?
Pistons agree to deals with Gordon, Villanueva - USATODAY.com
On the first day of the NBA's free-agency period, the Pistons made major moves to shore up their three-point shooting and perimeter athleticism by agreeing to deals with cov eted free agents Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva, the Detroit Free Press...
Afternoon update - Inside the Lakers
If you missed free agent Trevor Ariza on the radio this afternoon, you didn't miss much. Ariza was interviewed by A Martinez and Steve Lavin on KSPN-710. They tossed a few softballs Ariza's way and he did his best to answer. Nothing earth-shattering.
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