<div class="quote_poster">Quoting philsmith75:</div><div class="quote_post">Artest is a quitter. It does not matter what you can do, if you are a quitter, you are a cancer.</div> I agree if you are a quitter, you are a cancer. However, for Artest I never see him quit on the basketball court. Some of the reasons he wants to leave make sense. The way he went about it was inappropriate and the organization and his teammates deserved better. The bottomline is Artest wants a change because of the "Brawl" incident. I'm sure he gets an earful from people every where he goes about it, and he feels a change will be better for him and the Pacers. As long as he's linked to the Pacers, they will always be linked to the "brawl." The situations for the Lakers and Warriors are different. I can respect Warrior fans wanting to build a winner through the draft and not let go of talent for a wildcard like Artest. The Warrior fans have waited a decade for this team to come together and so far the Warriors are in the hunt for not only a playoff spot, but also the division title. For the Lakers, they need an impact two-way player, and Artest fits the profile. Yeah he comes with a lot of baggage, but PJax is one of the best at managing headcases. Let's say the Warriors end up shipping out Dunleavy for Artest. Best-case scenario Artest behaves and gets along with his teammates. If this happens the Warriors will be a force in the post season and I wouldn't put the Finals out of reach for them either. Worst-case scenario, Artest quits and gets suspended for the rest of the season. At least the Warriors have a backup plan ... Michael Pietrus, and moving Dunleavy out allows the Warriors to re-sign him.