Source? Attendance is about the same. Can't find any other measures of revenue.
Originally Posted by JEDean89
Some people seem to be confused and keep bringing up that it's only been 16 games. Most of these people don't seem to realize the problem with small sample sizes. Yes, numbers can look bad, but it goes beyond numbers. If Lin was playing great, getting tons of great shots and is just off it would be one thing.
It isn't, Lin has been terrible in pretty much every area of the game. He's not able to create for himself, he has been exposed. Scouting reports start to come in and Lin is in trouble. He contributes virtually nothing to the team. It wasn't like Lin was the only option and they had to stick with him.
They had two superior players, playing the same position, available for less money per year. What is Lin's purpose, to be a slightly better rebounder at the PG position?
Teams had legitimate reasons for those signings though. I'll give you an example. Say the Washington Wizards had Chris Paul and Deron Williams. They let those two guys so they can pay more money for Gilbert Arenas. That's what Houston did.
I could name way more than three. Probably 100.
Gilbert Arenas. That contract crippled the teams he was on FAR more than Lin's tiny contract in comparison will.
Grant Hill (Magic)
Larry Hughes (Cavs)
Ben Wallace (Cavs)
Eddy Curry (4 years 60 million w/ Chicago)
Come on. He didn't deserve it, but his contract isn't that awful. He's making 5 million this year and next...and then in his final year he could have trade value as a HUGE expiring contract. You know how many crappy players make 5+ million a year? A **** ton.
Last edited by SteveNash; 12-07-2012 at 05:52 PM.
Dwight Howard is a Top 5 Center of All-Time, no one in this league can touch him.
The Orlando Magic are a dominant contender and are a better franchise than I ever thought possible.
Raph12 is always right.