Allow me to explain. Throughout the trade rumors this past month, it's come up more than twice that we won't trade for X, Y, or Z because he makes too much money, even when said player's market value is as such (in other words, I'm talking about the Paul Pierce, Lamar Odom types, not Troy Murphy or Kwame Brown).
My question is: Does this paint the picture of this franchise? Are we willing to pay whatever the cost for one very good/great player, but not two? Are we willing to spend the money on having at least 2 great players and at least one more that's pretty damn good in his own right? Or are we always going to let at least one of them go because their expensive, and keep ourselves a notch below a true contender?
The old Pacers (90s/2000) made it with just about the least amount of talent possible. Don't get me wrong, they had plenty, but nothing off the charts, and certainly it was not a roster filled with star players. Personally, I don't see us getting that lucky again. We need stars to win. Are we willing to pay for them? If not, are we meant to never win a title unless we get extremely lucky?