Phoenix is not in the mix to acquire Indiana's Ron Artest but could be part of the equation that moves Artest somewhere.
The Suns have contacted Indiana just to let the Pacers know that they would make their $3.6 million trade exception available as part of a possible trade if it would get the Suns a player they like or some other compensation that makes it worthwhile.
While Ron Artest is starting to doubt whether Indiana will trade him this season, the Pacers have made it clear they will at least get a draft pick out of this. There are 14 teams involved in scenarios but Golden State, Denver, Minnesota and the Los Angeles Lakers remain his most likely destinations.
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