Updated: Jul 9, 2003, 12:13 PM

Vote: What if . . . the NBA gets weird

Gary Payton in purple and gold? Strange. Very strange.

Karl Malone a turncoat? Louisiana's (and Utah's) biggest truck driver playing in La-La Land?

What in the name of Gail Goodrich is going on here?

NBA free agents can't sign until July 16, but they're already making noise. Speculation has the Western Conference getting even deeper by adding Payton, Jason Kidd, Sam Cassell, and Alonzo Mourning. Yowza.

So let's have some fun. Here's how we think the rosters for the top teams might shake out:

Spurs: Tim Duncan and his supporting cast PLUS Jason Kidd.

Mavs: Dirk Nowitzki, Michael Finley, Steve Nash, and Nick Van Exel PLUS Alonzo Mourning.

T-Wolves: KG and Wally PLUS Cassell and Juwan Howard.

Kings: Standing pat with Webber, Bibby, Peja, Christie, Jackson, Vlade, and Keon.

Lakers: Shaq and Kobe PLUS Payton and Malone.

If that's how things go . . . let us know what you think below in our SportsNation poll.


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