Better than getting nothing, I suppose. It will be interesting to see whether the Simons are willing to add a contract like that. I sort of figured that they're trying to get under the salary cap, and that losing Peja was what enabled Walsh and Bird to trade Croshere's soon to expire deal for Daniels.
This is undoubtedly a good thing, though. Hopefully it will enable the Pacers to more easily move the guys they're looking to deal (whether it's Tinsley, Jax, Sarunas, or someone else).