NEW YORK — Just so there’s no misunderstanding, Ron Artest’s apology to one and all in Pacer Place has been for naught; Donnie Walsh and Larry Bird are committed to trading him as quickly as possible, which isn’t helping them in their pursuit of Al Harrington in a three-way deal.

Sources say Hawks GM Billy Knight is in no hurry to move his rising free agent. That’s true more than ever now that Atlanta is winning and appears to be playing unselfishly.

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