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Amick on Artest Trade: 'Could Happen Quickly'

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This Sam Amick blog post was linked in the Footnotes, but some of it deserves fuller citation:

As for future roster movement beyond second-round pick signings or summer league surprises, there is little to watch for from here on out other than a potential Ron Artest trade.

I've been told by numerous reliable people that it could happen quickly and that the Kings have already received calls from some of the expected pursuers of the small forward. The Lakers rang with no call back as yet from the Kings, and it appears the pieces in that possible deal have not changed. The Lakers are willing to offer forward Lamar Odom, but the question is whether they're willing to take on the contract of forward Kenny Thomas.

As much as I'd like to see a Ron-Ron + K-9 (woof!) for Odom deal happen, there's something inherently pleasing about the notion of a forlorn Mitch Kupchak waiting by his phone for a callback from Geoff Petrie.