We are not a small market team. Average yes, but 23rd in the US is not small. Especially considering we are a 1 team town with no other NBA options within 10 hours driving.
We are a larger market than Cleveland, San Antonio, Sacramento, OKC the list goes on. We need to stop perpetuating negativity about the market the team we support comes from. This is not 1 persons faux pau, I hear Blazer fans say it all the time. If we ever want to be considered something other than a small market team (which wouldn't hurt for aquiring players) than at least the fans of that team need to quit perpetuating the myth.
Portland is a great place to be, it's a middle market with no other competing sports options creating a rabid fan base. The Blazers have a phenomenal coach, GM, and one of the wealthiest owners in sports. Not only that Nike and Addidas US headquarters are located in Portland. Start a chain letter, tell a friend, email a NBA free agent. This is the Summer to break the myth!