Artest Thrilled With Gasol, Team

Artest - PauAfter Tuesday’s shootaround in preparation for the New York Knicks, Ron Artest shared his feelings about Pau Gasol, after two games playing alongside the Spaniard in L.A.’s front court.

“It feels great to play with him,” said Artest. “He’s so tough, he’s very versatile, and he can pass the ball. He just makes us better. We’re not even playing great yet.”

Artest explained that with Gasol’s inclusion, he thinks the Lakers are “the best team on the basketball court in a long time,” and that he couldn’t be happier with his situation.