I never heard anything about him retiring. If it's true, I guess he's out of the question then lol.
Couldn't we sign him for a 1 year deal for the MLE, if he'd agree to it? That would be ideal. Having him on our team next year, and his contract expires before 2010.
There aren't gonna be a lot of options for him this off season. Only 3 teams have cap space (Detroit, Memphis, and Thunder), and most teams aren't willing to pay the luxury tax for a guy like him.