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    Artest regrets not opting out


    by Sam Amick
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    In an e-mail to ESPN.com, Ron Artest said he regrets not opting out of his contract by the June 30 deadline.

    The backstory here involves a meeting the small forward had this morning with Kings basketball president Geoff Petrie and Artest's agent, Mark Stevens. It appears that Artest was under the impression that there was a high likelihood the Kings would discuss his eventual signing to a long-term extension. But after numerous sources have said for months that such a move was highly unlikely, Artest and Stevens had continued to talk as if it was a strong possibility.

    Petrie said in a phone interview minutes ago that he had a "candid" conversation with Artest but that "he wasn't too inclined to (say) much further than that."

    Stevens, who was unaware of Artest's comments, said "I'm not even near a TV, so I can't even respond to something I haven't seen....Whatever his reasons for feeling that way is, well we'll just see. I'm not going to respond to it." - Sam Amick


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    Tick...tick...tick...Boom?

    I'm sure a trade demand is to follow. Honestly, it might be a decent play to get a good contract while getting out of Sacramento. I just can't see him getting as much on the open market with his past making his future such a risk.
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    I can't figure out how this guy stays out of the asylum.
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    What is Artest's trade value? He's no longer than young prospect w/ upside.

    Trading him for Peja was a helluva deal for us regardless of what happened down the line. We couldn't have gotten anything better then or later.

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    What is Artest's trade value? He's no longer than young prospect w/ upside.

    Trading him for Peja was a helluva deal for us regardless of what happened down the line. We couldn't have gotten anything better then or later.

    YES, we could have, but lets not rehash the past for the 1,001 time!

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    What? You don't want to give me a long-term contract extension? Why? I can't think of any reason why you wouldn't...
    I can't think of a team that would want to take on Artest. Whoever does better hope he pushes them to the championship in that first season. Because after one season of good behavior (tops), Artest will kick your franchise's support beams out and have the house come tumbling down on you.
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    I can't think of a team that would want to take on Artest. Whoever does better hope he pushes them to the championship in that first season. Because after one season of good behavior (tops), Artest will kick your franchise's support beams out and have the house come tumbling down on you.

    I'm hoping he goes to the Lakers, they deserve each other!

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    I hope we bring him back. I was just starting to become well-adjusted.

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    lakers and nuggets were supposed to be interested

    he's a great trade piece now for the kings. and i think they'll almost certainly trade him. ron would be a boost to a contending team, and as an expiring deal the risks are reduced.

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    Technically, RonRon just went Dale Davis on the Kings.
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    I hope he goes to the Lakers, and insists to be the primary offensive weapon.

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    I can't think of a team that would want to take on Artest. Whoever does better hope he pushes them to the championship in that first season. Because after one season of good behavior (tops), Artest will kick your franchise's support beams out and have the house come tumbling down on you.
    Lakers would take him, Kobe could keep him in check no doubt about it.

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    Technically, RonRon just went Dale Davis on the Kings.
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    I hope he goes to the Lakers, and insists to be the primary offensive weapon.

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    Lakers would take him, Kobe could keep him in check no doubt about it.
    No one can keep Artest in check... not even himself!

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    Lakers would take him, Kobe could keep him in check no doubt about it.
    Yeah, keep telling that you might even convince yourself .
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    Lakers would take him, Kobe could keep him in check no doubt about it.
    Good luck with that idea.

    Kobe will force him to take his medicines?

    I'd like to see Artest join the Lakers about as much as I'd like Tinsley to join the Celtics.
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    But did you see Kobe yell at his teammates in finals? He is a leader.
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    I can't think of a team that would want to take on Artest. Whoever does better hope he pushes them to the championship in that first season. Because after one season of good behavior (tops), Artest will kick your franchise's support beams out and have the house come tumbling down on you.
    Actually, a few teams have been interest in acquiring Artest, i.e., Nuggets, Lakers, even the Mavs at one point. Despite his obvious mental flaws, GMs still recognize that Artest is a rare commodity - a player who performs consistently on both sides of the ball.

    He's a nutcase, that's for sure! But there's no arguing that when he hits the hardwood his as competitive as they come.

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    I'd like to see Artest join the Lakers about as much as I'd like Tinsley to join the Celtics.
    If that happened I would throw a party. Seriously.
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    Actually, a few teams have been interest in acquiring Artest, i.e., Nuggets, Lakers, even the Mavs at one point. Despite his obvious mental flaws, GMs still recognize that Artest is a rare commodity - a player who performs consistently on both sides of the ball.

    He's a nutcase, that's for sure! But there's no arguing that when he hits the hardwood his as competitive as they come.
    I could see Miami being interested and sending Marion for Artest and taking one of Sacto's bad contracts (Kenny Thomas, Shareef)...

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    Please don't compare DD with RonRon.
    I'm just saying, this is a Dale Davis move, not a RonRon one.

    This exact stunt is why Dale got dumped from the Pacers.
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