Originally Posted by tamaraw08
These FA's are not bad players, but why settle on them when the likes of Drew Gooden and Joe Smith are available? 24 days since July 1st, the first days of FA negotiations and no other team has signed them. I know 1 Mil is not much but the prospect of getting a ring can really increase their stock next year.
That's exactly what I was thinking. Although people are probably thinking they will sign for more so that is why they aren't saying them. From everything I've read though, those guys are only going to get paid the vets minimum. Detroit is still going to sign a big guy for the vets minimum. Gooden and Ben Wallace are certainly on their radar. I can see why teams may not want Wallace as a fit, but it would seem like a team in contention would like a guy like Gooden to come off the bench and provide some scoring, especially since he'll be cheap.