With the proposed Ron Artest for Corey Maggette deal going down the drain due uncertainty over the latter’s left foot, the NY Post’s Peter Vescey has some advice for the Clippers star.

It’s definitely bad news Maggette now knows the Clips were prepared to airlift him to Indiana. An LA source says he’s not taking the news well.

Someone ought to point out to Maggette (above) there are precious few unmentionables in the league’s Holy Name Society of Swap Talk ” Tim Duncan, LeBron James, Dirk Nowitzki, Dwyane Wade, Yao Ming. Just about everyone else ” Kevin Garnett, Kobe, Allen Iverson, etc. ” has nearly been traded or was.

If Wilt and Kareem and Shaq and Dr. J can be traded, Maggette certainly isn’t immune. Moreover, the fact he’s in the conversation means he’s coveted.

The good Clipper news is, Maggette has plenty of time to get over being upset before he returns to active duty.