Last edited by pacer4ever; 05-24-2011 at 03:16 PM.
They didn't sell 20,000 season tickets.
That article pretty much sums it up. Sure, it was written in Nov 2010, but they held on to their attendance numbers. (When the article was written they were 2nd, they ended up 3rd)
I'm not saying they will keep that high of attendance through next year, and the future. I'm saying that the city, and fan base, rallied around the Cavs.
That's not what happened in Indianapolis. The Pacers were losing fans, while they were winning.
Last edited by Since86; 05-24-2011 at 03:24 PM.
So then the Pacers only recourse to get Kanter would be a deal with Minny and Kahn..... Utah is interested in giving up one of their good players plus the #3 for Granger.
You can't get champagne from a garden hose.
I figured this past season a lot of people attended games just to show they were loyal to the team and the fact that they were still coming off seasons of having the best record.
Also, If you look at the seasons prior to Cleveland drafting LeBron, their attendance was way at the bottom so their fanbase is no different than Indy's.
For most teams, you just need to be a solid team making the playoffs to gain respect. No question the fanbase in Indy is one of the best. When its teams are competing and in the playoffs consistently, they are filling the building and are up and cheering and supportive fans.
Based on the numerous sources of TV ratings up and casual fans in Pacers gear again for the first time in years, that's great news for the future and what this team has become isn't going unnoticed.
Of course we still need a lot of work. Finishing with a record 8 games below .500 and still making the playoffs is just the luck of the East. We really need that one player who can lead this team. The supporting cast we have is young and has a great deal of potential so we can become a special team if we were to add Rudy Gay or Eric Gordon and Nene (2/3 players I'd like to have) along with a solid bench of Tyler best suited as a 6th man.
Last edited by Trophy; 05-24-2011 at 03:32 PM.
Rudy is way over paid, he would cripple the Pacers making over 19mil for one year. He plays absolutely no defense, his 3pt shooting is mediocre. He is coming off a serious shoulder surgery which is bad beings the best part of his game is getting to the rim in somewhat ackward positions which isn't a good thing with his shoulder injury. The only way I'd take Rudy is for Posey, McRoberts, and cash of 17 mil spread over the next 4 years and that ain't happenen.
LB brings that player in here I will throw up. Be like Dunleavey on roids? Except Rudy don't pass. Not again!
I think I'd rather keep Danny and work a deal for Mayo. Find another prospect to build a solid deep rotational team. Wear these teams down with strong constant 48 minutes, in your face BB.
Chris Grant Cavs GM is on Jim Rome right now saying they are looking at all there options at #4 and are open to trading it for the right deal.
He also said Mike Brown is a very good defensive and offensive coach and whoever gets him is lucky.
if Bird could pull of Millsap and #3 for just Granger...idk just wow.
Brandon Knight with #3?
I can say confidently we have not even come close to see the best out of Rudy Gay or OJ Mayo. Not even close, Rudy Gay's talent is unbelievable.
He isn't Bron or Melo. But I believe he can come close to Durant, Gay potential really is that good.
Last edited by lilojmayo; 05-26-2011 at 03:34 PM.
Durant has the potential to be one of the best scorers of all time, and you think Rudy Gay is on that level?
Durant is younger, and is already a better offensive player than Gay will ever be.