I don't think we will ever see that kind of stat with the draft. success means late round pick which is very uneventful in nba drafts. I mean in terms of local support for the team. would winning a title sell out games and have people at bars talking about the pels not just the saints? it's hard to go a day ,any day not necessarily just during the season, without seeing someone in saints gear. I want that type of devotion and loyalty to the pels.
Well, during the "glory years" .. . or nine months , whatever . . . in 2008-9 there was significant visible support. Had the franchise not crashed and burned who knows what would have happened?
Look, I'm pretty sure the Saints will always be number 1 unless they really go into the crapper for years in a row while the Pelicans are contending for championships. They've been here for 45 years or so. And this is football country. Nevertheless, once the Pelicans establish a winning tradition they'll attract more fans and interest.