All of us Artest lovers need to be honest and accept reality that the Pacers are trying to trade Artest. The other teams in the NBA know it, Pacers will deny it to try to keep his trade value as high as possible, but if you read the NY Times and Post articles today and several others from the past week or so, it is obvious to me that the Pacers are doing everything they can to trade Artest.
The still might trade Al Harrington also.
Mark Montieth found out about Artest missing the meeting when he called Ron and Ron told him so then MM confirmed with LB. This info was in MM latest Q&A.
As almost all of you know, I might be the biggest Artest fan around, but when the Pacers trade Artest and when they don't get what I consider fair trade value, I won't be mad at DW, LB or the Pacers, I'll be mad at Artest. This is all his fault, he had a chance this past season to have a clean slate, but he blew it, he appears to have caused some problems during the playoffs, he could have fit into the current team much better, but he didn't, and for that I blame Artest.