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Rumor: Warriors Interested in Ron Artest

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Here's a piece from Chad Ford's chat on ESPN.com this morning about the much-rumored Ron Artest for Corey Maggette trade talks:

Donald Sterling (LA): When will the Maggette for Artest trade happen? I heard on LA times that it may happen before Friday?  

Chad Ford: I'm not sure it's going to happen. LA has interest ... as does Golden State. But I'm not sure the Kings are ready to give up on him just yet. As talented as Maggette is, he's not Artest. One wrinkle you might want to think about. Mike Dunleavy Sr. has been trying to acquire his son ... it's possible to construct a three team trade that has Maggette in Sacramento, Artest at Golden State and Dunleavy in LA. Personally, I think the Clipps should avoid either deal. Artest is proving once again he's a big headache and I just don't think Dunleavy Jr.'s ever going to be much of an NBA player. Someone ought to be offering more for Maggette .... right?

Ron-Ron in the Bay? There's no other player in the league like him in terms of play and mental state. No one can debate that he's a top 15 player when not serving a suspension. No one can debate that he isn't exactly the greatest rapper alive either. Sacramento's trade last season for Artest vaulted them from the Pacific Division cellar (the Warriors resumed that spot when the season was all said and done) and into the Western Conference playoffs, where Artest and the Kings gave the San Antonio Snores some serious headaches.

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Just bring Ron-Ron to the Bay and we'll teach him how to spell W-A-R-R-I-O-R-S.

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