"The Blazers might even consider leaving Abdur-Rahim (one year, $14.6 million), Anderson (three years, $27.3 million), Patterson (three years, $19 million) or Stoudamire (one year, $12.5 million) unprotected, assuming Charlotte won't touch those contracts. But such a move would come with risk. The Bobcats could prearrange deals, select a high-salaried player in the expansion draft, then trade him."

This is something I hadn't considered in all of the expansion draft talk. How might this affect the Pacers' plans?