After the draft and trade, most fans assumed that both Daniels and Rasho's salaries would be off the books for 09-10, so there would be money to sign Granger and Jack w/o going over the LT.
Now, here is the dilemma. Both have been playing well in the pre-season, and what happens if both continue to play well thus having good seasons? Do the Pacers pick up Daniels 7 mil option for the 09-10 season and re-sign Rasho as well? Or do they let both go for the 15 mil savings in salary?
Someone is going to say keep Rasho, but sign him cheap. Rasho isn't going to sign cheap as there are always teams willing to pay for a good big man. My belief is Hibbert isn't going to be ready to be a starter next season, so if you let Rasho go who is going to be the Center to go along with Hibbert next season? Foster? Murphy? Who?
One of the things I found interesting this morning in Hoopshype was that the Pacers have cut staff in a savings mode. Jim Morris said the Pacers had lost money the last few years with this year looking the same. That it would be maybe 3 years before the Pacers would break even, IIRC
What are your views, ideas, and opinions on the dilemma I have set forth.