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    Anyone know the situation next offseason for Gordon, is he a RFA? Would the pacers be able to offer him a contract as a RFA if he were?

    I am trying to think of a player who fans would be willing to pay and go see. Like the LeBrons, Kobes, Celtics, Magic, Spurs teams. Fans will come out to see those players knowing the Pacers are not likely to win.

    First and foremost Pacers need to think about improving the team, but secondly we need to do it with players who fans would be willing to see. There are not many players out there at a superstar level who the pacers would actually have a chance to acquire.

    I want the pacers to sign a David West this offseason, but he is not going to improve attendance. Im not even sure if signing Kevin Love would improve attendance right away.

    Eric Gordon would improve the team, and improve attendance and for this reason he might be worth a MAX contract. I doubt the Clipps are going to offer him MAX type money with Griffen around.

    I wonder if Gordon would even want to play in his home state, LA does have its perks and Griffen is a good teammate to have.

    I know this is not likely to happen, and not sure if it even should, since we have George who will likely become a very good SG, but in terms of attendance, we need someone who not only improves the roster, but fans are willing to pay to see.

    anyone else out there a possibility?

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    Interesting, I really like Gordon, is the type of guy we need...

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    Would be a great move if it happened, I really hope that it does.

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    Eric Gordon is untouchable for the Clippers him and Blake arent going any where. Unless Sterling gets cheap.

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    Interesting, I really like Gordon, is the type of guy we need...
    I cant think of anyone else who would improve the teams performance and attendance at the same time. Not even a guy like Iguodala would do both.

    if possible Gordon would be worth making a serious run at next offseason, a signing like that could increase ticket sales significantly.

    there is reason for concern that if things do not improve within a few seasons, the pacers may be playing elsewhere.

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    We just need wins to get the attendance up and the Clippers are most likely going to lock Gordon up with a large extension.

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    Eric Gordon is untouchable for the Clippers him and Blake arent going any where. Unless Sterling gets cheap.
    I agree Griffen is going nowhere. The clipps are not going to pay two MAX contracts to players, and Griffen is getting one of em.

    This could all change once the CBA is resolved, and have an impact on the direction the clippers take. Regardless, I dont see them giving Gordon a MAX contract, in addition to Griffens.

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    there is reason for concern that if things do not improve within a few seasons, the pacers may be playing elsewhere.
    We're not going to.

    The city isn't going to allow that and nor will Simon.

    We're on the right track to have a higher attendance per game once we get into the playoffs

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    Eric Gordon is untouchable for the Clippers him and Blake arent going any where. Unless Sterling gets cheap.
    Well that is Sterling's middle name

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    Eric Gordon is untouchable for the Clippers him and Blake arent going any where. Unless Sterling gets cheap.
    Which is what he's been known for his entire NBA life. So why should anyone think he won't continue to do so?
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    ..One day Eric Gordon is probably going to be a top 5 player in this league. Donald Sterling would be a blasted psychopathic idiot if he were to let any team take Eric Gordon off LA's hands- Max contract or not (He's a restricted free agent).
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    Well that is Sterling's middle name
    Not with this Clipper team he refused to offer Eric to the Nuggets for Melo so I think he is gonna lock him up long term. The kid is like Reggie Miller in the work ethic department first one there last one to leave. Sterling can see that Blake and Eric and be one of the best duo's in the NBA. They are 3rd only behind LBJ& Wade and Westbrook and Durant with ave of 46 ppg combined.
    I dont see Sterling not paying him he is the key to that team being success full along with Blake.

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    We're not going to.

    The city isn't going to allow that and nor will Simon.

    We're on the right track to have a higher attendance per game once we get into the playoffs
    Indy does not own the team and Simon has already stated he is not going to hand over a franchise to his children that is not profitable.

    If this is not turned around in the next 3-5 seasons, Simon could possibly sell. hopefully the new cba will benefit small market teams; either way the pacers have to find a way to sell tix.

    Gordon is a player with hometown ties, Hoosier alum, USA team member, and fills a position we need at SG.

    Pacers should certainly save some cap space for the 2012 offseason.

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    Which is what he's been known for his entire NBA life. So why should anyone think he won't continue to do so?
    Eric Gordon is gonna be a superstar in this league along with Blake name a superstar he hasnt paid??

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    Indy does not own the team and Simon has already stated he is not going to hand over a franchise to his children that is not profitable.

    If this is not turned around in the next 3-5 seasons, Simon could possibly sell. hopefully the new cba will benefit small market teams; either way the pacers have to find a way to sell tix.

    Gordon is a player with hometown ties, Hoosier alum, USA team member, and fills a position we need at SG.

    Pacers should certainly save some cap space for the 2012 offseason.
    Herb Simon doesn't have children, but Mel has a son who has taken over the family business.

    As far as attendance increase, it will take wins and playoffs to see an increase during the season and this team is on the right track.
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    I'd throw the max at Gordon, even if we believed the Clippers would match. A guy with his talent would be worth the risk.

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    Eric Gordon is gonna be a superstar in this league along with Blake name a superstar he hasnt paid??
    name one that he HAS paid

    Oh that's right, Baron Davis, the same player that Sterling personally heckles during games.
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    I dont see Sterling letting Gordon go either actually. Sterling seems to want to get this team right. He got rid of Dunleavy Sr., brought in a good coach for the young guys, the GM already said Blake will be a Clipper for life and I think Eric Gordon will be too.

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    I'm aware of that and it will take wins to get attendance up and this team is on the right track.
    Im well aware of that, wins always increases attendance. what im trying to point out is fans will pay to see certain players over others.. ie teams like the celts, heat, lakers who have superstars.

    pacers are not a team that will attract a lebron, melo, kobe type player, the best we can do is a get a player like Eric Gordon, not a superstar (yet) but a solid player who fans from Indiana will pay to see play, even if the team were still average.

    Gordon would be worth a MAX contract because he would likely increase ticket sales by name recognition alone.. not even taking into consideration the improvement that would be made for the pacers team.

    acquiring Gordon would be like signing a LeBron James for this franchise. There is no doubt more season tickets would be sold.

    * i know its not realistic, but if the clipps choose not to pay this kid a MAX deal, the pacers should be the first team in line to bring his talents back to the Hoosier state.
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    If there is any chance, any chance at all, Eric Gordon would be exactly the guy the Pacers need. Outside of the marquee guys (Kobe, LeBron, Wade, Durant), we could not get a better player to fit here.

    We all believe the Clippers will definitely keep him, but this is the Clippers and if anything defies logic, it's them. If Bird were able to pull off a move like that, he'd be a hero and the Pacers would be a definite playoff team.
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    I'd throw the max at Gordon, even if we believed the Clippers would match. A guy with his talent would be worth the risk.
    What I would do is offer him a 1 yr maxium money deal hope he accepts. The Clippers would match then he would be URFA the next yr where u can offer him the max and he wouldnt be a RFA any more. That is the only way I could see it happing and that would mean Ericc really didnt want to be playing for the Clippers. Last yr that may have not been the case but this yr I'm sure he likes playing for the Clippers.

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    name one that he HAS paid

    Oh that's right, Baron Davis, the same player that Sterling personally heckles during games.
    He paid a guy like Baron who has probly the worst work ethic in the league. He will surley pay Eric Gordon.

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    What I would do is offer him a 1 yr maxium money deal hope he accepts. The Clippers would match then he would be URFA the next yr where u can offer him the max and he wouldnt be a RFA any more. That is the only way I could see it happing and that would mean Ericc really didnt want to be playing for the Clippers. Last yr that may have not been the case but this yr I'm sure he likes playing for the Clippers.
    If history has taught us anything, it's that Eric Gordon is not above changing his mind. We all remember the Illinois/IU fiasco.
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    Yeah, I would love it, but there is no way the Clips let us sign him. I like p4e's scenario, but that is quite a longshot.

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    I'm sure Gordon would love to play in Indy, but enjoys playing with his current Clippers teammates.

    If we really would want him then we'd have to save our cap space and not trade any expirings for larger contracts.

    I'm just happy to see PG look like he's going to be a top player in this league moving forward.

    I think having PG and this team getting a lot of recognition will increase ticket sales.

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