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Justifying the Landing of Ron Artest

With Ron Ron signing with the Los Angeles Lakers Thursday, Trevor Ariza leaves, ironically for Houston Rockets. While numerous analysts and bloggers are pessimistic on Artest's impact for the Lakers, this is my own justification:


1) Ariza is younger, but does that really mean anything?  The Lakers are in their prime.  The core of the team (granted that Lamar returns) are in their late 20s, early 30's.  Many fans voice the need to choose the younger Ariza over the older Odom and Artest, but who really sees Ariza as leading the 2014 Lakers to a championship?

The Lakers, historically, don't need to build for the future early.  Star power just falls onto their laps.  They're just one of those sports franchises.&nbs...

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