Adam Morrison and Jordan Farmar ($9,005,586) for Jeff Foster and Jarrett Jack ($8,933,131).
Pacers co-owner Herb Simon said on Tuesday that he wants to keep the team in Indianapolis, but admitted that he can no longer afford the operating expenses at Conseco Fieldhouse or the team's yearly financial losses.
Although the Pacers are high on Jack, they have to make some financial decisions to help save the franchise. This move can potentially save the Pacers ten million dollars while also giving them another young PG to play alongside Ford. The Lakers become a much tougher team on the inside (Foster is a solid post defender and a hell of a rebounder) and they FINALLY get a PG that could thrive in the system. L.A. trades Morrison's expiring contract and takes on Foster's contract which runs one year longer at 6.6 million. However, we are currently scheduled to pay 77 million next season, and the season with Foster and Jack's added contracts only have us at 70 million. We'd be right around 77 million most likely with Ariza being re-signed, so financially (not considering the economy), this deal does not cripple Buss.
You wouldn't really have to sign Odom after a trade like this either. With Powell showing great improvement, I'd be comfortable letting Odom walk if we had a big rotation of Foster, Gasol, Bynum, Powell.
C - Bynum/Foster/(Gasol)
PF - Gasol/Powell/(Foster)
SF - Walton/Ariza/(Bryant)
SG - Bryant/Vujacic
PG - Fisher/Jack
Add a few veterans and presto.