I found this interesting and figured other trade groopies would too. Last I heard there was just a handful of teams using their trade checker and the Pacers weren't one of them.
RealGM's Trade Builder Being Used By NBA Teams
Jim Baumbach/Newsday - 06/20 - 2:58 PM EST
As many as 14 general managers this season will be using RealGM's Trade Builder to come up with trade ideas that fit under the salary cap.
Unlike Scott Layden, who reportedly used Trade Checker to come up with trades while running the Knicks, these GMs are not using the same program as site users do.
RealGM.com, a popular basketball Web site that was founded in 2000, actually produces a software program specifically for NBA teams that helps them produce trade ideas.
The patent-pending program is called "Trade Builder," and it differs from the "Trade Checker" program that is available to everyone on their Web site in that this program actually comes up with every potential trades for a single player.
So you can bet every team that uses this Trade Builder program has been searching for all the possible matches under the salary cap with the name, Kobe Bryant.
"If you're looking to trade for Kobe Bryant, any team in the league could plug in Bryant and then see exactly who they can trade to receive him," said Todd Essman. "It will essentially give you every combination and every possible way that you can make the trade work. It does all the searching, which Trade Checker doesn't do. It
"Trade builder will build your trade, and it essentially automates all the combinations and taking into account every little nuance of the salary cap, every rule." [READ]