We all want GP, and I think we'll get him. Payton is a great player, he wants a ring, however, I think Payton wants more than the MLE. If he decides to go to the Blazers in a sign and trade, he'll get double the money LA can offer him. If he goes to the Heat, he'll get almost double we can pay him.
Karl Malone has said if Payton doesn't come he'd split the MLE to get another player. I think we'll get Payton, but if we don't we still have the best shot at winning the prize next year.
The Payton factor is like the TV show "For love or money" will payton's love for a championship be enough to get him here, or will he choose the money? ....stay tuned for part 2, the results it will air on July 16th 2003.
Todays minimum is yesterdays maximum!