This is confusing - why not trade for Artest because Kleiza was worth too much only to follow that with not extending him? The Nuggets are milking this be-cheap thing a bit too much, and if they're not very careful they'll be in the Kings situation, except their star player will be much more unhappy and much more paid.
If I was a Nuggets fan, I would be livid. Hell, I like the Rockets deal better and I'm still angry. wtf.