Thursday , Jan , 03 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Renaldo Balkman Offered for Ron Artest

The Artest-to-the-Knicks chatter is just like the city with which most of the talk originates – it never sleeps. From everything I heard about the old talks between the Kings and Knicks, they always involved guys who the Kings weren’t eager to get (Jared Jeffries) and never involved the guys they wouldn’t mind having (David Lee or Nate Robinson). Renaldo Balkman has been offered in various deals as an alternative to Lee, but it’s made no difference. Now not that it matters since the GMs will always be the ones making the deals, but I absolutely believe Ron would love playing in his hometown. He is a fan of Isiah Thomas from their Indiana days and remains strong in his support, and doesn’t seem wary in the slighest bit about possibly joining the mess that has been made in the Untended Garden. [Click here for more from the Sacramento Bee.]