Don’t let their smiles fool you.
Denver, led by Allen Iverson and Carmelo Anthony, continues to lead the League in street cred (whatever that is). Word now is that their front office is interested in adding to the team’s bad boy image: The Kings and Nuggets are reportedly in talks for a possible Ron Artest trade.
Now, the Sacramento forward is again trade bait, and word is the Nuggets are interested.
But it’s possible a package of Eduardo Najera, who has an expiring $4.95 million contact, and hot prospect Linas Kleiza, who is making $1.01 million this season and $1.82 million next season, could entice the Kings.
Ron has clearly worn out his welcome in Sac-Town, and the Nuggets could certainly use his intensity on the defensive end.
Here’s the problem, though: One of Artest’s main complaints in Sacramento is a lack of touches. So, you’re bringing him in to play alongside Melo and AI?! Oh yeah, that would end well.