Originally Posted by Whoah10115
Why would the money not follow him? Atlanta is a big city but the basketball market seems limited...and a guy like Howard could bring it back. What Rose is to Chicago, Howard can be to Atlanta...only he took the road to get there himself. It could be his redemption. Plus, reuniting with another hometown guy, who's his Best Friend?
His Dad wanted him to stay in Orlando...why wouldn't he want him to come back home? Plus, Smith and Howard are great complements to each other...and they have Horford, who carries value and could bring in another piece.
Addidas would pay Howard more if he was in a top five market. Atlanta is not. Companies are not interested in reviving markets, they are interested in gettnig players who bring markets with them.