As I understand it, if we let Granger go into this season without an extension, he will become a restricted free agent in the summer of 2009.
The downside to this is he will probably command a larger contract in a year than he does right now.
However, there is a flip side.
If we can wait on Granger until later in the summer, which of course is dependent on him agreeing to do this, we will temporarily have a good deal of capspace on our hands earlier in the summer.
As such, this would temporarily allow us to go after a big fish on the market (such as Carlos Boozer), sign him, and then, because Danny Granger is already one of our players, we can go over the salary cap to re-sign Danny once the free agent is squared away.
My question to you all is: Should the Pacers try to do this?