Iheartfootball wrote: paulpressey25 wrote:
And again, Brogdon
I quoted the line above, because it is key to at least my take on this. You had to cost/benefit this specific player and circumstance.
If we had say Pascal Siakam and let him walk under the same circumstances, then yes, owners deserve scorn.
Or back in the day, the Pacers had to part with Brad Miller in his prime because they didn’t want to pay/afford the tax.
With Brogdon there were so many variables that made you hesitate on 4/$88, and that’s before you even reached the lux tax analysis.
That's fair and I understand you are just using Brogdon to illustrate a point. I didn't mean it in a way that this thread was pointless. It's actually the opposite. I just get frustrated when we (myself included) say things like the owners are cheap because they didn't match. It's so much more nuanced than that and it's probably why I replied to Nowak's post. I sometimes think about ownership the same way he does and want to blame them. However, they may be cheap but there could also be 10-100 more variables that go into the decision. I'm as skeptical as most when it comes to this ownership group
but I'm trying not to comment deeply about their decision making process until I have more information.
Okay, back to not derailing your thread.
I don't want to further derail this thread, but it baffles me how anyone can still have a take like this.
Skeptical of this ownership group? You mean the group who saved the team from the sorriest mom and pop operation in the league? The group who built a state-of-the-art arena that, besides being an outstanding place to watch a game, has become one of the best concert venues in the Midwest? The group who, for all intents and purposes, saved the team from being relocated?The group who has revitalized an enormous chunk of downtown that was a ghost town for a decade and a half? The group who has established a foundation to provide youth education, community betterment and youth health & wellness programs around the city and state?
Is that the group you're referencing?
Look, LED have not been perfect, but let's try to imagine a reality where they didn't buy the team. Do you really think Senator Kohl would've had the foresight or connections to bring in a guy like Peter Feigin to pound the payment and get the arena built? No way-and without that, we have no team in this town to root for, the city still has a vacant parking lot where the vibrant Deer District stands and the state budget has a gaping hole in it where the Bucks' tax dollars sit.