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Speaking of which, I'm told by a reliable source that Miami remains very interested in Ron Artest. The Heat are reportedly interested again in Golden State's Mickael Pietrus. So just as was the case during the offseason, it seems the Heat are again deliberating between Artest and Pietrus as a means of saving their dreadful season.
Otherwise, the MIA roster was actually in action today, with Mike Bibby participating in his first full-contact practice and Kevin Martin doing quite a bit of work too. The duo was working out together long past their teammates, taking passes on perimeter cuts and shooting like everything was just fine. Sacramento Bee
Also, no more word on Ron Artest's consultation yet, but it's a foregone conclusion anyway. Asked yesterday if Artest would need a medical procedure to remove the bone chip and be out a few weeks, Kings basketball president Geoff Petrie said it was "heading that direction."