TMC wrote:I doubt the Kings are willing to trade Artest to the Warriors. I really, really doubt it. And if they do, it would cost us an awful lot.
Don't you think the Kings are forced to do something here? He says he'll opt out after the season to go the Knicks. The Maloofs get nothing for him and a disgruntled Sacramento fanbase gets angrier. They're almost have to move him given the playoffs are out of reach. I'd certainly be willing to "rent" him for the balance of the year and give up that probable high-teens No. 1 pick and fringe players who probably play elsewhere next year. If the move pans out he might stay longer. Toughness and an inside presence is all that is lacking on the W's. Artest provides 1/2 of that equation.