I know with 100% certainty from an old source that this is just plain not true. The only wiggle room is if he means lately, but at face value it seems like he's refering to it at all, and that's just not true.
Reason I mention it? To reinforce the idea that we can not trust anything the Pacers say about this eventual trade. I know some of us already knew that, and in a way I did to, but this is my first encounter where it's flat-out smacked me in the face that I shouldn't pay attention to him.
Artest and Kings? Nada
Here's to debunking any Artest-for-Peja Stojakovic deals once and for all. Despite league-wide media reports, particularly last month, that the Kings and Pacers have talked about swapping forwards, Pacers president Donnie Walsh shot all of it down. He said he is indeed talking to Western Conference teams, just not the Kings.
"I've never talked to (Kings executive) Geoff Petrie about that," Walsh said by phone. "I still haven't. I've never given much credibility to some of those media reports. They're not talking to me or the parties involved. I don't know where a lot of that information comes from."