Will's thread, asking about all the trade ideas got me to thinking.
Why trade, when we can add players without giving anyone up!
The past couple seasons it has seemed like any aging vet that wanted some jewelry could sign on with the Lakers & ride the Shaq-train all the way to the championship.
That might fall apart this off season with Kobe likely to go (his option or not), Payton has expressed a desire to move on & Karl Malone has hinted at retirement.
San Antonio is also a team that has seemed to be in a similar position. With Duncan, Parker & now Ginobili, players are looking at the Spurs as a chance to get that ring.
Players, especially those at the end of their careers, like going to winning programs.
The questions is this.....
Have the Pacers reached the point where they can draw top level free agents for league minimum money?
If not, at what point to you think that would happen?