Arenas Doesn't Want Artest

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    <div class="quote_poster">Quote:</div><div class="quote_post">Washington Times - Whenever a team falls on hard times as the Washington Wizards have -- they're 4-13 over the last month -- people start wondering whether it's time to make a change here, a tweak there.

    Indiana's volatile Ron Artest -- one day calling for a trade, the next telling his coaches and teammates he wants to remain with the Pacers -- is on the market, according to team president Donnie Walsh. And because of his relatively low salary, teams are going to come calling.

    Wizards president of basketball operations Ernie Grunfeld certainly isn't satisfied with the Wizards in recent weeks -- they have lost all three of their games so far on this road trip.

    The slide means Grunfeld at least has to be considering the tenacious defense Artest could bring to the buttery-soft Wizards. But point guard Gilbert Arenas, for one, wants no part of Artest.

    "A guy like that can help any team," Arenas said when asked whether he would like to have Artest as a teammate. "But he's one of those guys where you're going to need someone like Phil Jackson who has dealt with a guy with that type of personality."</div>

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