I think Sacramento trading Chris Webber for Kenny Thomas and Corlis Williamson was a dumb trade. That doesn't mean Larry Bird is dumb enough to trade Artest for them.
The Pacer's have one of the deepest teams in the NBA, which wasn't a problem in last years season from hell. We have several young players that need playing time. Players like Fred and James Jones, and David Harrison. What we need to do is trade some of our quantity for some quality. Trading Artest and Bender for Kenny Thomas and Corliss Williamson wouldn't help the Pacer product on the floor at all, it would just create problems. Instead we would have 10 subs all of about equal ability, all wanting to play. The Pacers would be better off cutting Artest than doing that ridiculous trade.
No, if Sacramento wants Artest they are going to have to part with, Bibby, Miller, or Peja.
What would your board think of Artest, Bender, and Tinsley, for Bibby and Peja?
Tinsley is BYC, but it will probably work under the new contract. If you don't want Bender, how about Pollard? That will probably work as well.
(It's was rumored by Chad Ford that BYC will be done away with and trades will only have to be within 25% instead of the current 15%.)