Artest was asked why he felt that way, then reiterated his stance.
"I don't know, just personnel; just personnel," he said. "It'd be better if I wasn't on the team."
He's right. And this isn't even one of those cases where he's right but for the wrong reasons. He knows exactly what's going on here.
Marc Stein mentioned in his chat yesterday the Kings are trying to attach Kenny Thomas to any Artest trade with Denver now. God bless Geoff Petrie for remaining so stoic; every time a quote like these hits the fishwrap I'd be panicking and panicking some more.