View Full Version : Blahzay's rumor makes it to the Toronto Sun/RealGM front page

12-15-2005, 12:57 PM

<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="8" width="100%"> <tbody><tr><td class="wiretap_key_header">Artest To Canada?</td></tr><tr><td>15th December, 2005 - 11:24 am</td></tr><tr><td>http://realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Peterson_Morris_tor.jpgToronto Sun - You can add Toronto (http://raptors.realgm.com/) to the list of rumoured destinations for Indiana Pacers (http://pacers.realgm.com/) forward Ron Artest (http://www.realgm.com/src_playerfile/2/ron_artest/).

A rumour making the rounds last night had the Pacers (http://pacers.realgm.com/) badboy and second-round pick Erazem Lorbek (http://www.realgm.com/src_playerfile/1124/erazem_lorbek/) going to the Raptors (http://raptors.realgm.com/) for Morris Peterson (http://www.realgm.com/src_playerfile/487/morris_peterson/), another roster player (potentially Matt Bonner (http://www.realgm.com/src_playerfile/873/matt_bonner/)) and a first-round pick in 2006.

The salaries are close enough for a potential deal. Peterson and Bonner make a combined $6.3 million US, while Artest, who demanded a trade earlier this week, makes $6.8 million. Teams can trade players signed during the off-season (as was Bonner) beginning today.

Lorbek is playing professionally in Italy.

Pacers (http://pacers.realgm.com/) general manager Donnie Walsh has said he is going to insist on a trade that makes sense in the long-term.

Raptors (http://raptors.realgm.com/) GM Rob Babcock has said he would move a first-round pick (the team has two next year) if he could improve his club.</td></tr></tbody> </table>

12-15-2005, 01:12 PM
Please Donnie, send Ron to basketball purgatory. Don't allow him to suit up as a Knick where he will keep it together long enough and give every effort to make them a playoff contender. Don't ship him to Dallas, to a team that already beat us quite handily this season. Send him to Atlanta. New Orleans. Toronto. Make him wish he never took his nutty wishes public. In other words, castrate the *******.