And so it continues. Artest isn't happy with a team that isn't winning as often as he would like:
http://www.sacbee.com/kings/story/687685.html"I just think they (the Kings) would be better if I wasn't on the team," Artest told The Bee at Monday's practice. "I think (Kings coach Reggie Theus) would be doing much better."
And the cincher:Artest has expressed his belief that the Kings don't appear interested in signing him for the long term. The Kings, meanwhile, have had recent conversations with Denver regarding Artest, but they might let the situation unfold with the hope that offers improve as teams around the league grow more desperate closer to the deadline. If Kings basketball president Geoff Petrie isn't offered a package he deems suitable – one likely including a combination of expiring contracts, draft picks and young talent – then he might let the deadline come and go with Artest remaining on the roster.
Asked why he thinks the Kings are better without him, Artest said he just doesn't fit.
"I don't know, just personnel; just personnel," he said. "It'd be better if I wasn't on the team."
I was tempted to end with "Welcome to my nightmare" but you guys have already been there..."Five hundred (stinks)," he said to a group of media after practice. "It ain't no big deal, man. I think coach wants to get to .500. Last year, (former coach Eric) Musselman was wanting to get to .500. If I'm going to be .500 for my career, I don't even want to play in the NBA."