Originally Posted by Real Men Wear Green
P is a top 15, arguably top 10 player. 5-time All-Star in his prime. If Danny doesn't give him the max someone else will. That's what superstars get paid, regardless of how much the team will or won't win. And if you let him walk for nothing then you lose what little fan support you had left. Meaning you make no money. You have to pay him or trade him for equivalent talent, who you would also have to pay. No getting around it.
Boston has been avg 16,000 fans per season when it comes to selling out the arena. Fan support hasnt been there with Pierce. How would it suffer more without him?