Meanwhile, the Clippers continued to pursue a trade for an impact player, discussing a potential deal for Ron Artest of the Sacramento Kings, a high-ranking Clippers source said after the game.
Apparently, Artest, whom the Clippers tried to acquire last season from the Indiana Pacers, is eager to leave the Kings, and the Clippers want to send Corey Maggette to Sacramento for the versatile player. A Clippers official spoke with the Kings on Friday, and talks are expected to continue today
- LA Times
I guess it would be Artest for Maggette + a pick...
If Artest comes in ready to play rather than "I'm in LA so lets work on my album" mode this will be a scary good defensive team. On offense though they've got 4 guys whose main thing is posting up. Maybe it can work ala the Pacers awhile back with Artest/JO this time Artest/Brand. Maybe. Clippers are floundering right now so maybe Artest is the kick in ass to get them to play good basketball again.
i hope artest does leave the kings. bibby needs to leave to. he's played too long here and really actually thinks he is a good leader. i don't think so. he isnt 10% the leader webber was. and about just as bad as peja. artest and bibby are both not getting along and struggling. artest is tryin to avoid playing games. they both need to leave sac, incliuding miller. i hope bibyb leaves and gets his game back to possibly help 1 of many teams he can make a contender, same with artest. kings need to rebuild and this time, bring/draft in big guys. stupid ass petrie likes small people. what a retard.
miller makes me hate the center position because its obvious that any overgrown retard who learns a few tricks can make the nba. dont even need to learn to shoot free throws. and if u are weak like the white man miller is, noone will even require u to rebound or play d. lmfao @ this position.
Kings would be retarded to trade Artest to the clippers. Trade him for an injury prone one dimensional 2nd rate semi star that only knows how to lose? Trade him to a team in your division so he rapes you 4 times a year? NO. Trade him to the eastern conference, maybe to NY or something.
Why are Kings fan eager to give up on Artest already, until he officially declares he wants to be traded, why even speculate?
Exactly. And if you're going to trade him, send the guy to the eastern conference. But he hasn't hinted in public that he wants a trade. In fact there was a Bee article where some of the things he said could point to the exact opposite.