I couldn't agree more. Being starved so long for a possible good player, doesn't mean jumping out of the frying pan into the fire to take on an albatross contract for 4 years after finally getting rid of 2-4 year albatross contracts.
I asked a question the other day, and no one answered it. Maybe Count 55 could answer it.
If the Pacers took on Okafor's contract how will that affect the Pacers salary each year? How will it affect the Pacers being able to sign some of the young players coming off their rookie contract? The effect it can have on signing FA or being able to use the full MLE? Keep in mind Herb Simon isn't going to go over the LT in the future from making a deal that would put the Pacers in a bad finanical situation.