With all the cap that's coming to the Pacers they will look for stars to fill the most glaring needs for the next few years---PG, PF, SG. I believe those needs can be better filled through trades with teams desperate to clear cap space rather than through free agency. Two of the players I suggest trading for are overpaid but due to the plethora of lower paid players and rookie contracts it's very doable and does not jeopardize resigning any of the younger players in the future.
Pacers Trade: Hornets Trade:
Rights to Lorbek
Think: Pretend Okafor and Collison are getting paid 6.5 million each instead of 11.5 and 1.5. Collison is a point of the future and Okafor's defence and rebounding compliments Hibberts offensive game and softness on the glass.
Pacers Trade: 76ers Trade:
2011 Second Round Pick
Think: Granger may be better than the over priced Iguodala but few can argue against his offensive and defensive prowess. This pair may be a top 3 best wing tandem in league.
The outgoing and incoming salaries of this trade are identical, with Kapono and Murph coming off the books for 18.5 next season (partially can be used on two vet. bench players). Meanwhile, Granger, Iguodala, Okafor contracts expire in 2014 just when extensions for Collison, Hansbrough and George the following year will take affect. The only player that needs be resigned within the next four years is Hibbert.
2010-2011 Roster 2011-2014 Roster (as is)
Starters Bench Starters Bench
Hibbert Okafor Hibbert McRoberts
Murph Hansbrough Okafor Hansbrough
Granger George Granger George
Iguodala Kopono Iguodala Stephenson
Collinson Price Collison Price
Stephenson 2011 1st Round
Rolle 2012 1st Round
Stanko Barac 2012-13