BREAKING NEWS: Ron Artest Agrees To a Three-Year Deal With the Lakers

Kendrick DavisCorrespondent IJuly 2, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 06:  Ron Artest #96 of the Houston Rockets looks on against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 6, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

On the same day that the Lakers lose Trevor Ariza to Houston, well let's say they returned the favor. On SportsCenter, Ron Artest says he reached a verbal agreement for a three-year deal with the Lakers. Artest played one year for the Rockets and now joins Kobe Bryant who he was talking trash during a game and almost got into it in the playoffs. Before the deal was made official, the Cavaliers also expressed interest in Artest.

This year's acquistions are heating up and it will continue.