N.Y. POST: It was no surprise that flaky Ron Artest backtracked on his declaration in The Post that he really wants to finish his career in Sacramento. In fact, Thomas predicted the flip-flop when he said of the bizarre claim, “A lot of good players have been changing their minds lately,” referring to the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant.
Artest, one day after saying he probably won’t opt out next season, told the Sacramento Bee, “I mean I like it, but who knows? I’m not going to put myself in a position where I say, yeah, I want to stay here all the time. I trust my agent.”
Artest said he is flattered by the buzz in New York.
“All the people in New York want it, it’s been eight years (since I left St. John’s) and it’s always like, ‘When’s Ron coming back?’ That makes me feel good,” Artest told The Post.
Kings GM Geoff Petrie told Artest he won’t be traded, but Artest softened that statement.
“Geoff is an honest dude. He lets you know there’s a chance that things could happen, that I could be traded,” Artest said.