Stojakovic was planning to fly from Sacramento to Indiana on Friday, joining the Pacers about two hours before tipoff of their game against Cleveland. He was not expected to play against the Cavs, however, and would likely make his debut Tuesday at Washington, agent David Bauman said.
If Stojakovic were to have travel difficulties that prevented him from joining the Pacers by 6 p.m. Friday, the Pacers would have the option of alerting the league office to seek a delay in having the trade finalized. If that were to happen, Artest's debut for the Kings might be pushed back to Sunday in Toronto.
Artest was planning to meet with Kings owners Joe and Gavin Maloof and general manager Geoff Petrie late Thursday in Boston.