Originally Posted by Xiao Yao You
Definitely. I got to see them a lot last year for some reason and I thought Theus did a nice job considering all of the injuries they had and the fact that Artest had the ball in his hands as much as he did. Martin, Salmons, Udrih really stepped it up under Reggie. They could have been in the playoff hunt without all of the injuries. If they can get anything out of the 4 spot they could be very competetive. Getting rid of Artest could do wonders for them.
Artest wasn't a cancer. He was helping the team loads more than he was hurting.
He just wasn't a good fit on a team with a bunch of young swingmen that wants to rebuild.