A little bit of musical chairs.
Interesting, and possibly volatile, expenditure by the Lakers. Phil Jackson does a good job handling players, but it's still a bit of a head scratcher why they would pay a substantial amount, along with all the luxury tax, for Artest. I guess they think he has more skills and is more effective than Ariza, that he's worth the money.
Seems like there's a bit of an overlap in Houston between Ariza and Battier.
This is all a rather strange equation. I'm not quite getting it.