On the topic of the thread I think PJ Brown will command more money than the Lakers could offer, just as before. I'd rather have Keon Clark, but he also could require too much jack. If not I'll take Brain Skinner and take my chances on not having him become another Samaki Walker.
Gary Payton/Derek Fisher/Jannero Pargo
Kobe Bryant/Kareem Rush
Scottie Pippen/Devean George/Rick Fox
Karl Malone/Mark Madsen/Robert Horry
Shaq O'Neal/Samaki Walker/Horace Grant
It is possible for Pargo to sign another minimum deal next season, but I wouldn't bet on it. Horry could and should be back just out of loyalty. Walker is gone to free agency, and I don't think Horace can do anything for us at his age. Better off spending the money on youth and a future.
That leaves us with GP, Pip, and Malone. It's a little scary getting that old that quick, and not allowing for our future. I think it would be a real fluke to actually have all 3 of these players WANT to play for a mediocre to vet-minimum salary.