Always unpredictable, Ron Artest apparently can’t find happiness in L.A., with the defending champs, with one of the greatest coaches, and one of the greatest players… From ESPN‘s Marc Stein: “I’m told that there’s at least one prominent Laker who hopes he’s the guy who gets shipped out in the next 20-odd days. One source close to the situation insists that Ron Artest wants out. Asked to react to that, Artest’s agent David Bauman declined comment. […] I’ve nonetheless been assured this week that Artest — though he hasn’t outright demanded a trade and is likely to publicly deny it — is serious about wanting to be dealt somewhere “he can have fun again” less than a year removed from the pivotal role he played in that ring-clinching Game 7 with Boston that the Lakers so nearly squandered.”