The Rock wrote: JGC wrote:
The Rock wrote:Brooklyn is moving to a new city and a new arena. Would they rather have
1) No Deron Williams and all cap space
2) Josh Smith
Im pretty sure they're willing to trade Deron and get some value out of it. When you build a new arena you need butts in seats, having capspace wont put butts in seats. Josh Smith is one of the most exciting players in the league and has been a borderline All star each of the last 3 years. HEs worth the $13 mil.
I didn't say those are the only pieces to the trade but that would be the core of the deal
Ok, I see you're trying to sell folks on why NJ would want Smith by overstating his value to a franchise. The reality is, he doesn't ACTUALLY put butts in seats. No one buys his jersey. Hawks are among the league's worst in attendance (23 out of 30). If you factor in wins (since a winning team should attract more fans), the Hawks are behind only the Pacers in worst average attendance per game won. I've never seen a Josh Smith commercial, and he can't even get people to come watch him despite the fact they had a good season (40 wins = 50 wins in an 82 game season). He has almost ZERO appeal outside of Atlanta marketability wise and even within Atlanta itself it's limited.
You can't just say a guy puts butts in seats just because you want your mega 3-way deal to work cmon! haha.
Chris Paul says hi. Great player, MVP type player and one of the exciting players in the league and yet Hornets were always in the bottom of the league in attendance. How do you explain their attendance problems? NOLA is a football town just like Atlanta. Some cities are just unfit to draw NBA crowds
Smith can jumpstart the Nets franchise in Brooklyn, they havent made the playoffs since the 2007 season. After Al Horford was out most of the year, he and Joe johnson were the top two guys to help ATL get a top 4 record in the East with Jeff Teague and a bunch a scrubs around them.
Ok, with your logic I could pick ANY player argue he can put butts in seats because even CP3 couldn't in New Orleans? Hahahaha.
Ok listen I am going to throw you a bone on this one. One of the best measures is to look at is ROAD attendance ranks. That eliminates the 'city' issue you brought up.
Hornets ROAD attendance PCT:
2012: 23rd (Year CP3 leaves)
2006: 30th (CP3's rookie year)
Hawks ROAD attendance PCT:
2012: 20th (Year he and Joe johnson were the top two guys to help ATL get a top 4 record in the East with Jeff Teague and a bunch a scrubs around them.)
2005: 30th (Smith's rookie year and year he won the slam dunk contest)
The only way you'll convince anybody that Josh Smith can put butts in seats is if you want to try to argue that he has mass appeal in the city of Brooklyn and the city of Brooklyn ONLY. Because apparently, he doesn't have any appeal whatsoever in any NBA city including Atlanta which is the one he's played in his entire 8 year career.