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Terms of Artest's deal not finalized

Updated: July 3, 2009, 1:03 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

The newly minted NBA champions made what amounts to a daring trade Thursday night, shaking up the league's second day of free agency by essentially swapping out on-the-rise swingman Trevor Ariza for the versatile, physical and famously unpredictable Ron Artest. The Los Angeles Lakers and Artest have struck an agreement in principle on a multiyear contract that, according to sources close to the process, will total roughly $18.7 million over three years or $33.5 million over five years, depending ...

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