Ron Artest Going to Houston Rockets

Fiery forward expected to make Houston a title contender
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 30, 2008 3:07 AM CDT
Sacramento Kings' Ron Artest, right, knocks the ball away from Houston Rockets' Yao Ming, of China, during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, in Houston earlier this year.    (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
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(Newser) – The Houston Rockets have made a deal to acquire Ron Artest from the Sacramento Kings, reports the Houston Chronicle. The gifted but hot-tempered forward is expected to give the Rockets a big boost toward chances at a title shot.  The Rockets will give up guard Bobby Jackson and one other player, expected to be rookie forward Donte Greene.