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RocketsRule
07-30-2008, 02:54 AM
While Ron Artest's only known comment of the day was his comical tapdancing act on KHTK's Carmichael Dave show on Tuesday night in which he wouldn't specifically talk about the trade, his agent had no problem sharing his elation about the move.

"(The trade) helps put Ron in a situation to succeed, which is an honorable thing for the Maloofs and Geoff Petrie to do," Stevens said by phone late Tuesday night. "They will always be in our minds and our hearts. We'll never forget them for reestablishing Ron's career after the suspension and bringing him in. They could've put Ron in other situations, but they did what was best for Ron as a player."

Stevens said there's no reason to think this deal won't be finalized by Aug. 14, the first day on which Donte Greene can be traded (for specifics, click here).

"Of course you have physicals to be (completed), and you have the technicality of Donte being a draft pick," he said. "But I don't see any reason the deal shouldn't happen, that it shouldn't go through. All we can do is sit back and wait for that time to come."

On a side note, it should be fairly obvious by now that Stevens is still Artest's agent. For those who had been following this Ron Artest saga No. 221, the small forward said earlier this month that he would be his own agent and that Stevens was out. This came, of course, after Artest publicly fumed about his decision to not opt out of his contract by the June 30 deadline. The obvious conclusion was that he blamed Stevens for the perceived miscalculation. In any event, Stevens reports that he has survived yet another spin on the Artest roller coaster ride.

"In any situation, you're going to have disagreements, you're going to have misinterpretations, and you're going to have opinions," Stevens said. "But one part of this business is that you have to know the facts (regarding Artest's potential free agency), because that establishes who you are and what you bring to the circumstance."
"We have been together for years. He respects me, I respect him, and we agree to disagree. It won't be the first time and it won't be the last time. This happens in business. At the end of the day, I'm still his agent representing him and that's all matters. We're going to continue with the relationship we have." - Sam Amick

Via Sacbee (http://www.sacbee.com/static/weblogs/sports/kings/)

DbOyZ_ILiVe4DIs
07-30-2008, 03:00 AM
Is this for reals?

RocketsRule
07-30-2008, 03:02 AM
Is this for reals?

Yes, he was traded... There's another thread for that though

AllTheWay
07-30-2008, 03:07 AM
Congratz to him, hopefully he changes, something I seriously doubt.

LAKERMANIA
07-30-2008, 03:09 AM
well obviously he is happy.. he just went from a scrub lottery team (no offense Kings fans) to a contender..

AlltheWay, i doubt he does anything crazy in a contending team.. i am sure he will do fine.. i think

AllTheWay
07-30-2008, 03:10 AM
He went crazy as a Pacer, the best team hes ever been on....

JOSETHEALLSTAR
07-30-2008, 03:12 AM
he will be fine and really help the rockets go far :]

DerekRE_3
07-30-2008, 05:33 AM
well obviously he is happy.. he just went from a scrub lottery team (no offense Kings fans) to a contender..

AlltheWay, i doubt he does anything crazy in a contending team.. i am sure he will do fine.. i think

How can Kings fans not take offense to that...:pity:

HOZ THE KNICK
07-30-2008, 08:35 AM
they gave up a lot for a 1yr. rental.

_Sn1P3r_
07-30-2008, 09:17 AM
Nice trade for Houston. They have 2 very good perimeter defenders on their team now.

JordansBulls
07-30-2008, 09:42 AM
He went crazy as a Pacer, the best team hes ever been on....

In 2004-2005 that was more Ben Wallace's fault than Artest's.

mightybosstone
07-30-2008, 09:48 AM
Congratz to him, hopefully he changes, something I seriously doubt.

The thing you have to consider is that he's in a contract year. If he acts out this season or underperforms, then he won't get paid and this whole thing will be for nothing.

The great thing about it is that if he DOES screw up, all we lose is a couple of late first round picks. That's awesome. I don't know how Morey managed to pull this trade off, but it's briliant.

king4day
07-30-2008, 10:21 AM
At least we know both Artest and T-Mac are happy about the move.
Maybe I'm the only one feelin this, but as an NBA fan, I feel like both of these threads should be moved to the Rockets forum.
The trade thread could have had both articles added to them instead of having their own individual threads created.

sep11ie
07-30-2008, 10:54 AM
Is this for reals?

What are you, a 13 year old girl? Did you mean to type "for reals"?

sep11ie
07-30-2008, 10:55 AM
At least we know both Artest and T-Mac are happy about the move.
Maybe I'm the only one feelin this, but as an NBA fan, I feel like both of these threads should be moved to the Rockets forum.
The trade thread could have had both articles added to them instead of having their own individual threads created.

Cry us a river ********. We got your best player for CRAP!!!

sep11ie
07-30-2008, 10:57 AM
they gave up a lot for a 1yr. rental.


How do you figure? We didnt really give up anything, considering we'll be getting rings next season.

SHONIE
07-30-2008, 11:08 AM
its the Ron Artest give-a-way

SHONIE
07-30-2008, 11:12 AM
He's not the Kings' best player...

Kevin Martin is.

And they have a lot of young talent

HouRealCoach
07-30-2008, 11:47 AM
This is the best trade I heard in a while and we kept Battier & Brooks....Does anyone know how Yao Ming feels about this??