I feel ya murcie, but I think this all WILL get done eventually, in fact it may already have been taken care of as we type this, and we just don't know it yet. At least I hope so. Guess the ball is in Gary's court now, I think he may finally be backing off his request for a sign-and-trade and is just going to sign with us outright for the mid-level exception?... I know Magic Johnson, Shaq, Phil J. and (of course) Mitch K., among others, have all talked to Gary at some point (and probably are continuing to do so, every day) to get him to come on board. And Karl has basically agreed to joining us already, IF Gary does too. But if neither one does, yes it would hurt, but all is not lost. There are PLENTY of free agents still out there...and we can split the MLE between two people if need be. So I wouldn't sweat it too much.