Like many of us, I was uncomfortable with the talk of the Pacers being major players in the free agent market. That's an easy way to overpay... We don't want to pull a Detroit. Instead, the hope was that we'd build a team the way Dumars built his winner: by enabling smart trades between other teams, by taking on players that teams needed to give away, and so on.
I liked the idea of getting Nene, but I'm glad we didn't match Jersey's bid. I'm uninterested in spending 6mil on Landry or 8mil on Crawford. I'd much rather see us put in low bids on amnestied players like Jefferson and Billups (or Brand?), or pursue players that teams can't afford to keep (Millsap).
I've not been doing a good job keeping up with the NBA landscape over the past six months, though. What other players are an option in this kind of scenario?