The Miami Heat were able to convince Udonis Haslem to sign for $3.5 million for this upcoming season which while a princely sum for your average American worker in a bad economy is a bargain in the NBA as Udonis averaged 10 points, 8 rebounds, and played solid defense last year.
The signing of Haslem for $3.5 million raises the question as to what other value players exist within the NBA that a team would love to have on their roster.
Assuming you could cherry pick any player you wanted from any team, could a general manager in the Eastern Conference, while not having to be obligated to pay any one player more than $3.5 million, assemble a team of 12 quality players that could play competitive basketball?
Some of the names on the list will be obvious choices as they are the players that should have been taken earlier in the first round of the NBA draft. Not all players on the list however were first round draft picks, two players on the team were not taken until the second round.
Below, I offer up 12 players for your consideration the 2010-2011 All Value Eastern Conference Team.