Report: Ron Artest Wants Out?

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.”