by Marcel Mutoni

For such a mediocre team, the New York Knicks sure do draw a lot of attention. I guess it has a lot to do with that whole train-wreck theory; it’s near impossible to look away. Just imagine how much more interesting they’d become if they added the League’s most combustible element to the mess?

NY native Ron Artest, in the area yesterday to play against the Nets, talked about the possibility of playing for his hometown team.

“No matter how much you think about it, it’s going to present itself,” Artest said.

“There’s so many things you have to take into consideration: The season, my agent, the teams. It’s definitely my decision, but you have to take advice.”

Nothing would make me happier than Ron joining the Knicks. Absolutely nothing.

Already, I can picture Isiah sending Ron-Ron into the stands to beat down some of those unruly fans. Make it happen, Dolan!

Update: SLAM contributor Michael Tillery had a chance to build with Ron Artest this past summer, and you can read the interview on his website.