Before I get too far into this post I want to make it clear I absolutely LOVE Artest's game. He is an incredible player. He has a great offensive game and an incredible defensive game. That being said I can see some reasons to consider trading him. Here would be my reasons and conditions.
We have to get a real all-star in return who is not a power forward. (Baron would do MAYBE Walker but skeptical on this rumor) JO has that locked up. If we can't get a real allstar there is no need to talk about any kind of trade involving Ron.
Any trade would HAVE to include Pollard. Foster is playing too hot and Cros (I can't believe I am saying this) is a great bench player who is contributing a lot. With Harrison behind Foster there won't be real playing time for him when he gets healthy and even if there was Harrision needs the PT to keep improving. Other then JO no piece is untocuhable but I would prefer not to loose Tins but for the right person it is something I would consider.
I can support a trade involving Ron becuase there are serious questions about his team chemistry. While I love him I don't like the things he does outside the court. During playoffs last year he was a real distraction according to many sources refusing to go on the plane and having Migrines that we all know now weren't really migrines. He trys to take the game over at time when Coach C has called other plays and has never gelled with the team even when JO and others have tried over and over again. He put his record label which was a flop above the team.
Now that all that that has been said he still is an incredible player and MAYBE he will be able to channel this energy to the court only. MAYBE he will learn from these suspensions and work on gelling with his team and behaving appropriately.
TEAM CHEMISTRY - I am a die hard PACER fan but I think it is unfair to say that having some interest in having him traded means I don't support the PACERS. Ron is a great player and will be but if we can get another great player in return with out shipping him off just to unload him I say do it. I have worked in a lot of different jobs and served in various roganizations and team chemistry really affects the work that is accomplished. Talent is important but having people who know how to work together and sacrifice for the good of the team are essential. (Why Cros needs to stay)