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JabarkusRussell
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re: What would be your "Sales Pitch" to Greg Oden to sign w/ Pelicans?


Benjamin Button is from here.





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ThePistol
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re: What would be your "Sales Pitch" to Greg Oden to sign w/ Pelicans?


I haven't seen anyone mention it, but Oden and Gordon played AAU ball together in high school. Oden was a year older than Gordon but they all played together, along with Mike Conley, for the Spiece Indy Heat. I saw them play in the Reebok Big Time tourney in Vegas in the summer of 05. They, of course won the tournament.

Just another thing to think about when wondering how NOLA got in on Oden. Former AAU teammates seems to be a big deal for these guys.






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Puddinhead
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re: What would be your "Sales Pitch" to Greg Oden to sign w/ Pelicans?


Doesn't Gordon keep talking about how he played AAU with Tyreke and Jrue?





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ThePistol
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Lafayette, LA
Member since Mar 2007
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re: What would be your "Sales Pitch" to Greg Oden to sign w/ Pelicans?


Gordon played AGAINST Tyreke and Jrue. He was on the same team as Mike Conley and Greg Oden.





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adono
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re: What would be your "Sales Pitch" to Greg Oden to sign w/ Pelicans?


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We have top of the line rehab facilities!


Yep. We can point to the great job we've done with Gordon as proof.







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JayJay2
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re: What would be your "Sales Pitch" to Greg Oden to sign w/ Pelicans?


Those rehab facilities aren't complete yet.





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adono
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re: What would be your "Sales Pitch" to Greg Oden to sign w/ Pelicans?


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4) Story of Drew Brees and growth with the city


Brilliant!

What a great pitch. Brees came here as damaged goods...no one wanted him. The city embraced him and a struggling franchise won a Superbowl. Brees is now a sure first ballot HOF and a legend here. This could be Oden's story as well.






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CocoLoco
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re: What would be your "Sales Pitch" to Greg Oden to sign w/ Pelicans?


Listen Greg,

.You will have the opportunity to prove yourself on a team that is not in the media a whole lot. The expectations and pressure will be a lot quieter with the Pelicans.

.You fill a position of need. This team needs a Center. You will get minutes, but the depth will take a lot of the load off of you. We will work you in, and allow you to adjust.

.You will be joining a very young team loaded with talent. You will have the opportunity to gel with this team, and become a part of a core that very well may end up being something special.

.You will play under a new regime, one that wants to win. New outstanding practice facilities that will rank amongst the tops of the league. We will do all we can for you to succeed.

.Lastly, just like you, this team is a fresh start. This is a chance for you, and this team, to start a new beginning.






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Jwho77
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re: What would be your "Sales Pitch" to Greg Oden to sign w/ Pelicans?


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We are all forgetting that his brother malcom plays for Saints.








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LosLobos111
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re: What would be your "Sales Pitch" to Greg Oden to sign w/ Pelicans?


We're going to da ship?





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burdman
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Louisiana
Member since Aug 2007
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re: What would be your "Sales Pitch" to Greg Oden to sign w/ Pelicans?


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Yep. We can point to the great job we've done with Gordon as proof.


Or Lopez, who was never able to play a whole season injury free with the infallible Suns training staff and played all 82 last year.






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bearhc
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Member since Sep 2009
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re: What would be your "Sales Pitch" to Greg Oden to sign w/ Pelicans?


Why are people excited about this? The guy was damaged goods coming out of OSU, has had multiple serious surgeries, and has not played in three years. I would not even extend any type of offer.





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touchdownjeebus
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re: What would be your "Sales Pitch" to Greg Oden to sign w/ Pelicans?


Sign now or Smiht is gonna go tonya Harding on your knee first time we play.





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Weebie
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re: What would be your "Sales Pitch" to Greg Oden to sign w/ Pelicans?


Let Eric Gordon give him a tour of all the nice and comfortable couches, saunas, and other spa-like services since he will be injured 95% of the time. Maybe even bring in some extra PS3's and XBox's to play on during the games.





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TwoDatBait
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re: What would be your "Sales Pitch" to Greg Oden to sign w/ Pelicans?


How about you can come or not, we had enough injured players to worry about last year???


This post was edited on 7/16 at 7:27 pm


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partywiththelombardi
New Orleans Saints Fan
Metairie
Member since May 2012
889 posts

re: What would be your "Sales Pitch" to Greg Oden to sign w/ Pelicans?


1. Nola is a pretty good city
2. Jamaal Mashburn used to get laid here so can you
3. You don't have to play to get paid(Peja, Gordon)
4. If your a scrub here you become a legend like Aaron Gray, Dan Dickau, etc
5. Not that many people will know what you do so you can live in your bell tower incognito






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touchdownjeebus
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re: What would be your "Sales Pitch" to Greg Oden to sign w/ Pelicans?


Sign here or I am going to shite in your shoes!


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adono
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re: What would be your "Sales Pitch" to Greg Oden to sign w/ Pelicans?


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Sign here or I am going to shite in your shoes!


You're quite the salesman.








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TigerinATL
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re: What would be your "Sales Pitch" to Greg Oden to sign w/ Pelicans?


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Why are people excited about this?


Why do people get excited about the lottery? Low risk, High Reward. There were plenty of people who weren't excited when it looked like it might cost us a good player. But since it won't, what else are we going to do with the money planned for Oden? The roster is already set.






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Mickey Goldmill
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re: What would be your "Sales Pitch" to Greg Oden to sign w/ Pelicans?


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Why do people get excited about the lottery? Low risk, High Reward. There were plenty of people who weren't excited when it looked like it might cost us a good player. But since it won't, what else are we going to do with the money planned for Oden? The roster is already set.



Exactly. We aren't getting anyone else this offseason so what's $3 million from Benson's pocket mean to us? If this doesn't cost us a player, and it doesn't look like it will, there is literally ZERO risk here.

Why wouldn't we do it?






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