Well, it appears after walking the line for a bit, Ron Artest has decided to remain a Sacramento Queen…
News10.net: Sacramento Kings forward Ron Artest will honor the final year of his contract and play for the Kings in the 2008-2009 season.
In an email sent to News10’s Bryan May, Artest confirmed he is not exercising the free agency option in the final year of his contract, meaning he will earn $7,450,000 the coming season.
Artest is entering his third year with the Sacramento franchise, having come over in a January 2006 trade for Peja Stojakovic to the Indiana Pacers.
Bryan May will have more on News10 at 6.
Update: ESPN has now posted an article about Artest NOT opting out.