I was trying to be a little funny, but some of the reports make it sound like we lost Michael Jordan (or at least Pippen) to Europe. He is a quality player, but not even a starter on less than a .500 team. His potential makes him worth more than mid-level but he was a RFA therefore a lot of teams didn't wanna sign him to an offer sheet then wait days only to find out that they did all the negotiating for the Hawks. Plus a lot of teams couldn't afford more than a mid-level. Does it blacken the leagues eye a bit that a quality young player left for Europe? Yup. In the long run though I doubt that the impact is felt much (except by the Hawks).