It's possible a smaller deal could spring at the last minute. A league source said Toronto is having discussions with the Bulls regarding Joe Smith. Given his productivity and relatively modest $5.8 million salary next season, the Bulls appear inclined to keep him.
Chris Duhon's expiring salary also could attract last-minute interest.
One thing's for certain: whether or not starting last night's overtime with Duhon/Gordon/Hinrich/Smith/Wallace, and following with Duhon/Gordon/Hinrich/Nocioni/Wallace(!) was a case of 'showcasing' or not (it wasn't), that rationalization is out the window from now on.