Much thanks to MarkVO327 for the update on Stanko Barac.
I think it goes without saying that the Pacers are taking a flyer on Stanko. The Pacers gave up a 2009 second round pick for Stanko (honestly, I'm not sure I'll ever get tired of typing Stanko). Here are the draft analyses from Draft Express and NBADraft.net on, you guessed it, Stanko. Here's Larry Joe Legend's analysis:
"When I take a European player I don't expect it to be one or two years, it could be three or four. I like to get these guys to come over here when they're about 25, 26, 27 years old. They're mature, they've been through all of it, they know what to expect and they're ready to make the jump over. A lot of young guys like to jump into the fray right away and it takes them a few years. I expect when we bring these guys over, they'll be ready to go."
"When you're talking to other GMs around the league and you sort of ask them if they're involved in something, most of them say no. We were in a four-team deal one time and I never did talk to L.A. or Boston. I did talk to (Minnesota's) Kevin McHale, maybe he was orchestrating it, I don't know. I heard some things today about trades that were supposed to be going down and talked to the individuals that were supposed to be involved and they never even heard of it. A lot of smoke was out there this year."