In today's Dallas Mavericks article about free agency, I mentioned Ron Artest and how he might interest the Mavs because of his history playing for coach Rick Carlisle. I said that Artest had opted out of his contract with the Sacramento Kings which would make him an unrestricted free agent. This is not accurate. He has not opted out, at least not yet. At least one report suggests that Artest will opt out, although Artest has said he will remain with the Kings.
We'll soon find out.
-- Jeff Caplan