The Los Angeles Lakers were able to convince Steve Blake to sign for $4 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 Blake averaged 7 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists a game.
The signing of Blake for $4 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 Western Conference, while not having to be obligated to pay any one player more than $4 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 lottery picks living up to the hype but there are also other non-lottery players who have exceeded expectations.
Of course, there are a couple of veterans as well to provide leadership.
Below, I offer up 12 players for your consideration as the 2010-2011 All Value Western Conference Team.