The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

15 December 2005

On the block

NBA trading season starts today, and Hornets reserve guard Arvydas Macijauskas, who has played only 26 minutes this year, will probably be glad to go.

Coach Byron Scott says only that the team needs a little more size and more scoring off the bench — and that if it were up to him, he wouldn't want to see a deal for Pacers guard Ron Artest:

I always thought I could coach anybody. I donít know about Ron, though. Unbelievable talent, nobody's denying that. I don't want to mess up our chemistry. Ron Artest, as great a player as he is, he scares me.

Assuming Artest remains with the Pacers and avoids both injury and suspension, the Hornets will have to tangle with him twice this season.

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