Rudy Fernandez, anyone?Question: I know the ink is barely dry on the '04-'05 campaign, but do you have any early line on the Pacers' draft pick? Could Salim Stoudamire be available and wouldn't he be a great pickup for a team that struggled with outside shooting all year? (Jon from Indianapolis)
Answer: It's really impossible to project at this point. The Pacers are just beginning serious evaluations, and have until June 28 to complete them. If I were to make an early guess, though, I'd predict they go with a European guard. There supposedly are good ones available, although some of them have contracts that need to be bought out.