Announcement

Collapse

The Rules of Pacers Digest

Hello everyone,

Whether your are a long standing forum member or whether you have just registered today, it's a good idea to read and review the rules below so that you have a very good idea of what to expect when you come to Pacers Digest.

A quick note to new members: Your posts will not immediately show up when you make them. An administrator has to approve at least your first post before the forum software will later upgrade your account to the status of a fully-registered member. This usually happens within a couple of hours or so after your post(s) is/are approved, so you may need to be a little patient at first.

Why do we do this? So that it's more difficult for spammers (be they human or robot) to post, and so users who are banned cannot immediately re-register and start dousing people with verbal flames.

Below are the rules of Pacers Digest. After you have read them, you will have a very good sense of where we are coming from, what we expect, what we don't want to see, and how we react to things.

Rule #1

Pacers Digest is intended to be a place to discuss basketball without having to deal with the kinds of behaviors or attitudes that distract people from sticking with the discussion of the topics at hand. These unwanted distractions can come in many forms, and admittedly it can sometimes be tricky to pin down each and every kind that can rear its ugly head, but we feel that the following examples and explanations cover at least a good portion of that ground and should at least give people a pretty good idea of the kinds of things we actively discourage:

"Anyone who __________ is a liar / a fool / an idiot / a blind homer / has their head buried in the sand / a blind hater / doesn't know basketball / doesn't watch the games"

"People with intelligence will agree with me when I say that __________"

"Only stupid people think / believe / do ___________"

"I can't wait to hear something from PosterX when he/she sees that **insert a given incident or current event that will have probably upset or disappointed PosterX here**"

"He/she is just delusional"

"This thread is stupid / worthless / embarrassing"

"I'm going to take a moment to point and / laugh at PosterX / GroupOfPeopleY who thought / believed *insert though/belief here*"

"Remember when PosterX said OldCommentY that no longer looks good? "

In general, if a comment goes from purely on topic to something 'ad hominem' (personal jabs, personal shots, attacks, flames, however you want to call it, towards a person, or a group of people, or a given city/state/country of people), those are most likely going to be found intolerable.

We also dissuade passive aggressive behavior. This can be various things, but common examples include statements that are basically meant to imply someone is either stupid or otherwise incapable of holding a rational conversation. This can include (but is not limited to) laughing at someone's conclusions rather than offering an honest rebuttal, asking people what game they were watching, or another common problem is Poster X will say "that player isn't that bad" and then Poster Y will say something akin to "LOL you think that player is good". We're not going to tolerate those kinds of comments out of respect for the community at large and for the sake of trying to just have an honest conversation.

Now, does the above cover absolutely every single kind of distraction that is unwanted? Probably not, but you should by now have a good idea of the general types of things we will be discouraging. The above examples are meant to give you a good feel for / idea of what we're looking for. If something new or different than the above happens to come along and results in the same problem (that being, any other attitude or behavior that ultimately distracts from actually just discussing the topic at hand, or that is otherwise disrespectful to other posters), we can and we will take action to curb this as well, so please don't take this to mean that if you managed to technically avoid saying something exactly like one of the above examples that you are then somehow off the hook.

That all having been said, our goal is to do so in a generally kind and respectful way, and that doesn't mean the moment we see something we don't like that somebody is going to be suspended or banned, either. It just means that at the very least we will probably say something about it, quite possibly snipping out the distracting parts of the post in question while leaving alone the parts that are actually just discussing the topics, and in the event of a repeating or excessive problem, then we will start issuing infractions to try to further discourage further repeat problems, and if it just never seems to improve, then finally suspensions or bans will come into play. We would prefer it never went that far, and most of the time for most of our posters, it won't ever have to.

A slip up every once and a while is pretty normal, but, again, when it becomes repetitive or excessive, something will be done. Something occasional is probably going to be let go (within reason), but when it starts to become habitual or otherwise a pattern, odds are very good that we will step in.

There's always a small minority that like to push people's buttons and/or test their own boundaries with regards to the administrators, and in the case of someone acting like that, please be aware that this is not a court of law, but a private website run by people who are simply trying to do the right thing as they see it. If we feel that you are a special case that needs to be dealt with in an exceptional way because your behavior isn't explicitly mirroring one of our above examples of what we generally discourage, we can and we will take atypical action to prevent this from continuing if you are not cooperative with us.

Also please be aware that you will not be given a pass simply by claiming that you were 'only joking,' because quite honestly, when someone really is just joking, for one thing most people tend to pick up on the joke, including the person or group that is the target of the joke, and for another thing, in the event where an honest joke gets taken seriously and it upsets or angers someone, the person who is truly 'only joking' will quite commonly go out of his / her way to apologize and will try to mend fences. People who are dishonest about their statements being 'jokes' do not do so, and in turn that becomes a clear sign of what is really going on. It's nothing new.

In any case, quite frankly, the overall quality and health of the entire forum's community is more important than any one troublesome user will ever be, regardless of exactly how a problem is exhibiting itself, and if it comes down to us having to make a choice between you versus the greater health and happiness of the entire community, the community of this forum will win every time.

Lastly, there are also some posters, who are generally great contributors and do not otherwise cause any problems, who sometimes feel it's their place to provoke or to otherwise 'mess with' that small minority of people described in the last paragraph, and while we possibly might understand why you might feel you WANT to do something like that, the truth is we can't actually tolerate that kind of behavior from you any more than we can tolerate the behavior from them. So if we feel that you are trying to provoke those other posters into doing or saying something that will get themselves into trouble, then we will start to view you as a problem as well, because of the same reason as before: The overall health of the forum comes first, and trying to stir the pot with someone like that doesn't help, it just makes it worse. Some will simply disagree with this philosophy, but if so, then so be it because ultimately we have to do what we think is best so long as it's up to us.

If you see a problem that we haven't addressed, the best and most appropriate course for a forum member to take here is to look over to the left of the post in question. See underneath that poster's name, avatar, and other info, down where there's a little triangle with an exclamation point (!) in it? Click that. That allows you to report the post to the admins so we can definitely notice it and give it a look to see what we feel we should do about it. Beyond that, obviously it's human nature sometimes to want to speak up to the poster in question who has bothered you, but we would ask that you try to refrain from doing so because quite often what happens is two or more posters all start going back and forth about the original offending post, and suddenly the entire thread is off topic or otherwise derailed. So while the urge to police it yourself is understandable, it's best to just report it to us and let us handle it. Thank you!

All of the above is going to be subject to a case by case basis, but generally and broadly speaking, this should give everyone a pretty good idea of how things will typically / most often be handled.

Rule #2

If the actions of an administrator inspire you to make a comment, criticism, or express a concern about it, there is a wrong place and a couple of right places to do so.

The wrong place is to do so in the original thread in which the administrator took action. For example, if a post gets an infraction, or a post gets deleted, or a comment within a larger post gets clipped out, in a thread discussing Paul George, the wrong thing to do is to distract from the discussion of Paul George by adding your off topic thoughts on what the administrator did.

The right places to do so are:

A) Start a thread about the specific incident you want to talk about on the Feedback board. This way you are able to express yourself in an area that doesn't throw another thread off topic, and this way others can add their two cents as well if they wish, and additionally if there's something that needs to be said by the administrators, that is where they will respond to it.

B) Send a private message to the administrators, and they can respond to you that way.

If this is done the wrong way, those comments will be deleted, and if it's a repeating problem then it may also receive an infraction as well.

Rule #3

If a poster is bothering you, and an administrator has not or will not deal with that poster to the extent that you would prefer, you have a powerful tool at your disposal, one that has recently been upgraded and is now better than ever: The ability to ignore a user.

When you ignore a user, you will unfortunately still see some hints of their existence (nothing we can do about that), however, it does the following key things:

A) Any post they make will be completely invisible as you scroll through a thread.

B) The new addition to this feature: If someone QUOTES a user you are ignoring, you do not have to read who it was, or what that poster said, unless you go out of your way to click on a link to find out who it is and what they said.

To utilize this feature, from any page on Pacers Digest, scroll to the top of the page, look to the top right where it says 'Settings' and click that. From the settings page, look to the left side of the page where it says 'My Settings', and look down from there until you see 'Edit Ignore List' and click that. From here, it will say 'Add a Member to Your List...' Beneath that, click in the text box to the right of 'User Name', type in or copy & paste the username of the poster you are ignoring, and once their name is in the box, look over to the far right and click the 'Okay' button. All done!

Rule #4

Regarding infractions, currently they carry a value of one point each, and that point will expire in 31 days. If at any point a poster is carrying three points at the same time, that poster will be suspended until the oldest of the three points expires.

Rule #5

When you share or paste content or articles from another website, you must include the URL/link back to where you found it, who wrote it, and what website it's from. Said content will be removed if this doesn't happen.

An example:

If I copy and paste an article from the Indianapolis Star website, I would post something like this:

http://www.linktothearticlegoeshere.com/article
Title of the Article
Author's Name
Indianapolis Star

Rule #6

We cannot tolerate illegal videos on Pacers Digest. This means do not share any links to them, do not mention any websites that host them or link to them, do not describe how to find them in any way, and do not ask about them. Posts doing anything of the sort will be removed, the offenders will be contacted privately, and if the problem becomes habitual, you will be suspended, and if it still persists, you will probably be banned.

The legal means of watching or listening to NBA games are NBA League Pass Broadband (for US, or for International; both cost money) and NBA Audio League Pass (which is free). Look for them on NBA.com.

Rule #7

Provocative statements in a signature, or as an avatar, or as the 'tagline' beneath a poster's username (where it says 'Member' or 'Administrator' by default, if it is not altered) are an unwanted distraction that will more than likely be removed on sight. There can be shades of gray to this, but in general this could be something political or religious that is likely going to provoke or upset people, or otherwise something that is mean-spirited at the expense of a poster, a group of people, or a population.

It may or may not go without saying, but this goes for threads and posts as well, particularly when it's not made on the off-topic board (Market Square).

We do make exceptions if we feel the content is both innocuous and unlikely to cause social problems on the forum (such as wishing someone a Merry Christmas or a Happy Easter), and we also also make exceptions if such topics come up with regards to a sports figure (such as the Lance Stephenson situation bringing up discussions of domestic abuse and the law, or when Jason Collins came out as gay and how that lead to some discussion about gay rights).

However, once the discussion seems to be more/mostly about the political issues instead of the sports figure or his specific situation, the thread is usually closed.

Rule #8

We prefer self-restraint and/or modesty when making jokes or off topic comments in a sports discussion thread. They can be fun, but sometimes they derail or distract from a topic, and we don't want to see that happen. If we feel it is a problem, we will either delete or move those posts from the thread.

Rule #9

Generally speaking, we try to be a "PG-13" rated board, and we don't want to see sexual content or similarly suggestive content. Vulgarity is a more muddled issue, though again we prefer things to lean more towards "PG-13" than "R". If we feel things have gone too far, we will step in.

Rule #10

We like small signatures, not big signatures. The bigger the signature, the more likely it is an annoying or distracting signature.

Rule #11

Do not advertise anything without talking about it with the administrators first. This includes advertising with your signature, with your avatar, through private messaging, and/or by making a thread or post.
See more
See less

IBJ: George injury will cost Pacers plenty of money

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • IBJ: George injury will cost Pacers plenty of money

    http://www.ibj.com/the-score-2014-08...ign=2014-08-06

    George injury will cost Pacers plenty of money

    Anthony SchoettleAugust 6, 2014



    If rising star Paul George is lost for the entire 2014-2015 season, his absence will likely trigger an eight-figure loss for the Indiana Pacers.

    Part of that loss will be determined by how local basketball fans—and corporate sponsors—respond to the loss of George and the resulting on-court fortunes of the Pacers.

    Financially, the Pacers’ blow should be cushioned by an insurance policy which will cover part of George’s salary. He is owed $15,937,290 for next season. George’s contract with the Pacers is guaranteed, meaning he gets it whether he can play or not.

    NBA bylaws stipulate that every team has to pay for insurance for their five highest-paid players, if offered by the league insurance policy issuer, MetLife.

    Given George’s age, 24, and his history—or lack thereof—of injuries, he’s almost certainly covered by MetLife. Pacers officials declined to confirm that.

    That doesn’t mean the Pacers are off the hook if George is out all of next season.

    According to the collective bargaining agreement hashed out by the NBA Players Association and team owners, the MetLife insurance policy takes effect after a 41-game deductible. That means the Pacers are on the hook for the first $7,968,645. But that’s not all.

    After that, MetLife will pay 80 percent of George’s salary while he’s recovering from his injury. That means the Pacers will cover the other 20 percent, or another $1,593,729 of his remaining salary for the 2014-2015 season. The Pacers will pay $9,562,374 for a player that likely won’t play a game.

    And, NBA officials said, George’s entire salary will count against the salary cap—even if he doesn’t play a single game. The NBA has a soft salary cap, meaning teams can exceed that cap under certain circumstances. There’s a luxury tax for teams that exceed the cap by about $14 million or more, but the Pacers are never going to do that.

    The collective bargaining agreement does have a disabled player exception that is more than a little complicated. It will allow the Pacers to replace the injured George with another player. There are a number of governing parameters per the collective bargaining agreement.

    In any event, adding a player to the roster to replace George could cost the Pacers another $8 million next season.

    Pacers owner Herb Simon has been adamant in the past that the franchise will remain fiscally conservative when it comes to exceeding the salary cap. He’s been clear that he has zero intention of paying a luxury tax.

    If the Pacers are going to compete for a playoff spot in the NBA's Eastern Conference this upcoming season, Simon’s fiscal restraint may have to loosen.

    Here’s what’s even less clear than all that. How will Pacers fans respond to George’s injury?

    Indianapolis is not exactly known for its die-hard sports fan base. Basically, the fans’ rule here seems to be ‘win and we’re in, lose and we’re outta here.’

    Some call Indy a bandwagon town.

    There have been exceptions to that, of course. Pacers fans rallied behind the team immediately after the 2004 brawl in Detroit. But when the Pacers faltered in subsequent years, the team’s attendance sunk to the lowest in the NBA.

    When the Colts have faltered, fans stayed away too. Most recently, when the Colts lost quarterback Peyton Manning for the entire 2011 season and his long-term prospects here looked dubious, the team’s season ticket renewal and waiting list shrunk dramatically.


    Pacers’ attendance has been on a big upward trend the last three years—as the team has excelled on the court. Last year, the Pacers averaged 17,501 for 41 home games, and season ticket renewal for the upcoming season is well over 90 percent. Season-ticket sales as of mid-June were running 15 percent ahead of where they were a year ago, according to Pacers officials.

    Simon was pushing Pacers sales boss Todd Taylor and his staff to sell out the 18,165-seat Bankers Life Fieldhouse for every home game this season. While Taylor told IBJ in June that was a tall task, he didn’t discount the possibility.

    But a lot has changed since then. Last month, starter Lance Stephenson left the Pacers for what he considered a better contract in Charlotte. Then George went down on Friday with a broken leg. Many speculate he’ll miss all—or at the very least the vast majority—of the upcoming season.

    The Pacers have gone from a team that was projected to be second or third best in the Eastern Conference to one that will be fighting for a playoff spot.

    While many Pacers fans are upset that basketball operations chief Larry Bird let Stephenson get away, they can hardly blame him—or anyone else within the organization—for what happened to George.

    Either way, an attendance decline of 1,000 to 1,500 per home game would cost the Pacers another $1.5 million to $2 million in ticket revenue alone. Including parking, concession and merchandise sales that those fans would contribute and the financial hit could exceed $3 million.

    As the Pacers attendance has risen, so has the team’s sponsorship revenue. Sponsorship sales increased 10 percent last season from the year previous, and in June Taylor said they were trending in that same direction for the upcoming season. Again, that was before the Stephenson departure and George injury.

    It’s unclear how sponsors will respond, but it’s safe to say fewer fans in the stands won’t help sell any new sponsorships. It wouldn’t be a stretch to say the Pacers could lose another $1 million in lost sponsorship sales opportunities.

    Factor in what they’re paying to bring in another player and the loss could easily exceed $12 million.
    Pacers officials remain upbeat.
    "Season-ticket holders, sponsors and fans in general have responded in an overwhelmingly positive tone since the (Paul George) injury. We believe the community will rally behind the team Larry Bird has put together," said Pacers spokesman Bill Benner.

    For the team and its fans, however, putting a price on the lost opportunity the upcoming season could represent is impossible.





  • #2
    Re: IBJ: George injury will cost Pacers plenty of money

    No way were we paying luxury tax in the first place, but this makes it doubly clear, in case you doubted it even a little.
    The poster "pacertom" since this forum began (and before!). I changed my name here to "Slick Pinkham" in honor of the imaginary player That Bobby "Slick" Leonard picked late in the 1971 ABA draft (true story!).

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: IBJ: George injury will cost Pacers plenty of money

      If Simon wants to sell out the Fieldhouse for every game, he's going to have to go into the luxury tax at some point. It's not going to happen without a luxury tax team.

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: IBJ: George injury will cost Pacers plenty of money

        Originally posted by PacersHomer View Post
        If Simon wants to sell out the Fieldhouse for every game, he's going to have to go into the luxury tax at some point. It's not going to happen without a luxury tax team.
        The swing from collecting tax money to paying tax money would be greater than the amount lost to attendance.

        Say you paid 3 million in luxury tax and didn't collect the 1.5 million dollar check that each non-tax-paying team got last year. You'd be 4.5 million worse off. The article puts ticket sale, parking, concession losses at max 3 million.

        last years tax check: http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/94...tax-29-million
        The poster "pacertom" since this forum began (and before!). I changed my name here to "Slick Pinkham" in honor of the imaginary player That Bobby "Slick" Leonard picked late in the 1971 ABA draft (true story!).

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: IBJ: George injury will cost Pacers plenty of money

          Originally posted by PacersHomer View Post
          If Simon wants to sell out the Fieldhouse for every game, he's going to have to go into the luxury tax at some point. It's not going to happen without a luxury tax team.
          We had something like 24 sellouts last year without being in the LT. Sure, it isn't likely to happen this year given the PG injury, but there's nothing at all that says they have to be paying salaries that put them into the LT in order to get sellouts.
          BillS

          A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
          Or throw in a first-round pick and flip it for a max-level point guard...

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: IBJ: George injury will cost Pacers plenty of money

            I don't think things will get as bad as they were four years ago. There's a good chance that PG will come back at or near 100% next year, so this should just be a temporary setback not unlike the Colts a couple years ago.

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: IBJ: George injury will cost Pacers plenty of money

              And this is why the NBA should set up their own World Cup tournament. Paul didn't get hurt playing for Herb, but Herb is taking all the financial hit from PG's 100% preventable injury while USA Basketball and their ****** goalpost placing just walks away without a care in the world.
              "Nobody wants to play against Tyler Hansbrough NO BODY!" ~ Frank Vogel

              "And David put his hand in the bag and took out a stone and slung it. And it struck the Philistine on the head and he fell to the ground. Amen. "

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: IBJ: George injury will cost Pacers plenty of money

                Originally posted by Slick Pinkham View Post
                The swing from collecting tax money to paying tax money would be greater than the amount lost to attendance.

                Say you paid 3 million in luxury tax and didn't collect the 1.5 million dollar check that each non-tax-paying team got last year. You'd be 4.5 million worse off. The article puts ticket sale, parking, concession losses at max 3 million.

                last years tax check: http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/94...tax-29-million
                Agreed. Isn't the big thing these days television contracts and not necessarily butts in the seats?

                Dakich's opening monologue touched on this yesterday. It is never a good thing to see someone lose their job, which could certainly happen if attendance figures dip.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: IBJ: George injury will cost Pacers plenty of money

                  Originally posted by joew8302 View Post
                  Agreed. Isn't the big thing these days television contracts and not necessarily butts in the seats?
                  butts in the seats has a not-insignificant effect on TV viewing. Tuning into a game in an empty arena is a negative factor for a casual fan who equates "no one there" to "bad". Not hearing noise in the background equates to "bad".

                  The $ for in-arena sponsors is based a lot on how many butts in the seats will see them (and how many people on TV will see them when there are shots of the crowd, which there won't be in an empty arena).

                  And, finally, for this market I can pretty much guarantee you the total TV $ don't come close to the ticket money for a sold-out arena when tickets don't have to be discounted heavily or given away.

                  We're not going to see arenas built to hold fewer people while depending on TV revenue for the biggest support any time soon.
                  BillS

                  A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
                  Or throw in a first-round pick and flip it for a max-level point guard...

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: IBJ: George injury will cost Pacers plenty of money

                    Since the national TV schedule hasn't come out yet (it comes out next week I think), the PG injury likely will cost us some national games.

                    TV money is shared equally, but exposure helps secondary revenue such as jersey sales.
                    The poster "pacertom" since this forum began (and before!). I changed my name here to "Slick Pinkham" in honor of the imaginary player That Bobby "Slick" Leonard picked late in the 1971 ABA draft (true story!).

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Re: IBJ: George injury will cost Pacers plenty of money

                      Originally posted by Sandman21 View Post
                      And this is why the NBA should set up their own World Cup tournament. Paul didn't get hurt playing for Herb, but Herb is taking all the financial hit from PG's 100% preventable injury while USA Basketball and their ****** goalpost placing just walks away without a care in the world.
                      Why should I care? Herb doesn't own Paul George. Paul George is his own person who can make his own decisions, and Herb is a billionaire. I really don't care if he looses a few million because he decided to own a NBA team with full knowledge that his players could easily injure themselves at any moment completely unrelated to their duties with the NBA.

                      Would you like it if your employer made it so you couldn't do anything semi-dangerous in your free time?

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Re: IBJ: George injury will cost Pacers plenty of money

                        Originally posted by Sandman21 View Post
                        And this is why the NBA should set up their own World Cup tournament. Paul didn't get hurt playing for Herb, but Herb is taking all the financial hit from PG's 100% preventable injury while USA Basketball and their ****** goalpost placing just walks away without a care in the world.
                        Just realize how much the Pacers and PG make doing the USA Basketball. World exposure for both. Well, providing he was to play, but still the possibility was and is still there. Paul will get it next time.
                        Garbage players get 1st round picks, (WTF)! All of the NBA must hate the Pacers! LOL

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Re: IBJ: George injury will cost Pacers plenty of money

                          Originally posted by Sandman21 View Post
                          And this is why the NBA should set up their own World Cup tournament.
                          ...which would have prevented nothing, except Herb would be making more money out of the deal.

                          The NBA can set up their own world cup with their own players, and there would be enough players to field about two teams outside of the US. Yay.

                          Again, Herb does not own Paul George. He's an employee doing what he's allowed to do under the terms of his contract. Herb is not entitled control over his entire life nor is he entitled to profit over every single thing he does.
                          Last edited by Kstat; 08-06-2014, 05:30 PM.

                          It wasn't about being the team everyone loved, it was about beating the teams everyone else loved.

                          Division Champions 1955, 1956, 1988, 1989, 1990, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
                          Conference Champions 1955, 1956, 1988, 2005
                          NBA Champions 1989, 1990, 2004

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Re: IBJ: George injury will cost Pacers plenty of money

                            Originally posted by Slick Pinkham View Post
                            Since the national TV schedule hasn't come out yet (it comes out next week I think), the PG injury likely will cost us some national games.

                            TV money is shared equally, but exposure helps secondary revenue such as jersey sales.
                            Yeah unfortunately the injury I'm sure killed 90% of the televised games the Pacers were going to have. I had them penciled in for a Christmas day game with the Bulls and now that's gone, plus just about every other game as well. I can only see there being 2 or 3 games on ESPN, maybe 1 on TNT. If they surprise people they may get more games as the season goes on much like last year.
                            "It's just unfortunate that we've been penalized so much this year and nothing has happened to the Pistons, the Palace or the city of Detroit," he said. "It's almost like it's always our fault. The league knows it. They should be ashamed of themselves to let the security be as lax as it is around here."

                            ----------------- Reggie Miller

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Re: IBJ: George injury will cost Pacers plenty of money

                              Originally posted by PacersHomer View Post
                              If Simon wants to sell out the Fieldhouse for every game, he's going to have to go into the luxury tax at some point. It's not going to happen without a luxury tax team.

                              Nonsense. I'd love it if our team spent a bit more on talent, but what we REALLY NEED...is a name. Someone like a Rondo, Dragic, Bledsoe. Someone who will build a ground-swell of excitement within the fan base and will sell out games. Lance was as close to that as we had. If we had managed to acquire Rondo, I think the excitement would still be there for this coming season. We need a name to constantly sell out BLF. Not necessarily a Lebron or Melo, but a Rondo or a Dragic would sell out a lot. A Klay Thompson or Kevin Love would as well. Not saying we have a shot or are even thinking about getting Love or Klay, but I am using both as examples. NAME'S sell out arenas. No PG (injury), and no Lance (free agency) will cause the ticket sales to take a BIG hit.

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X