Artest to meet with Pacers brass
By Mark Montieth
Ron Artest will meet with Indiana Pacers CEO Donnie Walsh and president Larry Bird this morning in the wake of stalled trade talks with the Sacramento Kings.
The meeting was scheduled for 10 a.m. at Conseco Fieldhouse.
The Pacers and Kings were working to execute a trade that would exchange Artest for Peja Stojakovic on Tuesday.
Some media outlets reported Artest had rejected the trade, although Artest told The Indianapolis Star on Tuesday evening that he would “do whatever my agent tells me to do.”
Artest, who asked for a trade on Dec. 9, could be suspended without pay if he refuses to cooperate in a transaction.
This story will be updated.