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GEAUXmedic
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If Zion signs with Rich Paul, what do we do?
Windfart was just on ESPN talking about him looking for an agent, and of course the mouthpiece said Paul is in the running. What would we do?

Extra: ESPN keeps pushing this narrative that we are the "smallest market in all of professional sports". What a joke.


sanora
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re: If Zion signs with Rich Paul, what do we do?
WHats a smaller market though. Green Bay in the NFL but outside of that. Just be real about it

He’s probably not wrong


teke184
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re: If Zion signs with Rich Paul, what do we do?
You know RP and LeBron have a strong relationship with Griffin from their time together in Cleveland, right?

While I wouldn’t want to deal with another RP client if possible, we have the right POBO to deal with him.


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Terrific Tales
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re: If Zion signs with Rich Paul, what do we do?
Phoenix Arizona, Portland Oregon, Denver is probably a smaller sports market. It’s not even because the lack of people at some of them the culture is just different. New Orleans is a sports city. We made the super bowl have insanely low viewership with a last second boycott only like 50% of us participated in. They aren’t huge in numbers but New Orleans fans are crazy


Cow Drogo
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re: If Zion signs with Rich Paul, what do we do?
Not about basketball though


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LSUneaux
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re: If Zion signs with Rich Paul, what do we do?
PHX has 5 million people and all 4 major sports.
DEN has 3 million and all 4 plus MLS


What?


teke184
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re: If Zion signs with Rich Paul, what do we do?
PHX may host games from all four major sports leagues but I would be hard-pressed to consider the Cardinals, Suns, or Coyotes to be major league teams.

They're closer to AAA teams which serve as farm affiliates for the rest of the league.


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Kennerkarl
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re: If Zion signs with Rich Paul, what do we do?
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If Zion signs with Rich Paul, what do we do?


We keep being pelicans fans?


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sanora
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re: If Zion signs with Rich Paul, what do we do?
Portland is the smallest of those 3 and is still literally twice the size of new orleans

the new orleans metro is like a million people and none of them watch basketball.


NOSHAU
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re: If Zion signs with Rich Paul, what do we do?
OKC and Memphis are probably closest to NOLA.


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LosLobos111
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re: If Zion signs with Rich Paul, what do we do?
Memphis is probably the smallest market

quote:

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Alex Kennedy

@AlexKennedyNBA

Here are ESPN and ABC’s top 10 highest-rated local markets for the 2018-19 regular season, according to the NBA: 1. Norfolk 2. Oklahoma City 3. New Orleans 4. Memphis 5. Birmingham 6. San Francisco 7. Raleigh-Durham 8. Richmond 9. Houston 10. Los Angeles




So yes people watch basketball in NOLA



Terrific Tales
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Yes but New Orleans isn’t the only market for pelicans games. I have lived in Baton Rouge my whole life and there are Pels fans all over the place here


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Terrific Tales
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re: If Zion signs with Rich Paul, what do we do?
You can’t just think of it as Phoenix. More than just New Orleans are pels fans


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mhasen1
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re: If Zion signs with Rich Paul, what do we do?
Counterfeit jersey huckster or not, Rich Paul represents some of the best players in the NBA.

He's like the local workers you need to use when conducting operations in certain countries. He's a cost of doing business. You can grin and bear it, or you can hold to your principles and not do business.


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ThanosIsADemocrat
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re: If Zion signs with Rich Paul, what do we do?
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Phoenix Arizona, Portland Oregon, Denver is probably a smaller sports market. It’s not even because the lack of people at some of them the culture is just different. New Orleans is a sports city. We made the super bowl have insanely low viewership with a last second boycott only like 50% of us participated in. They aren’t huge in numbers but New Orleans fans are crazy


Nope


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teke184
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re: If Zion signs with Rich Paul, what do we do?
If you look into sports history for these regions, they are typically some of the highest regular viewers for sports.

While pro wrestling and the NBA don’t directly correlate, the Memphis territory and the Mid South territory (Louisiana, Oklahoma, and parts of multiple other states) used to have insanely high market shares whenever they were broadcast.


There are rabid sports fans to be found who will view the product. Getting them to turn out is the issue.


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shel311
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re: If Zion signs with Rich Paul, what do we do?
The same thing we do if he doesn't sign with Rich Paul, we draft him.


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Broski
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re: If Zion signs with Rich Paul, what do we do?
quote:

Phoenix Arizona, Portland Oregon, Denver is probably a smaller sports market.


Nope, Memphis is the only smaller market in the NBA


Kingpenm3
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re: If Zion signs with Rich Paul, what do we do?
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talking about him looking for an agent


He really doesn't have an agent yet? (I guess those Duke payments were plenty big) Is there a rule that has kept him from signing with one yet? Seems odd.


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Terrific Tales
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re: If Zion signs with Rich Paul, what do we do?
And yet by tv market New Orleans was number 3. Not only that but it really doesn’t matter how big New Orleans is. Baton Rouge And everywhere in Between is pelicans territory. The pelicans are a bigger market than people think they are just because of low population in the city
This post was edited on 5/15 at 7:40 pm


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