In transit currently but wanted to get online quickly to share a recap of the Rich Paul meeting I just got. - First the bad news: Lakers were not discussed explicitly. - Rich Paul told Luka Doncic to take the max contract. This is consistent with what I hear about Paul, players like him because he always gives advice in the player's best interest. - Seems like the reporting from The Athletic recently is > 50% accurate. - Luka was concerned about how to handle the pending contract negotiations. Rich Paul gave him some advice on that. - However, Rich Paul was prepared. He had the financials showing how even if Luka were to forgo a max contract this time around and sign with a big market team in free agency, it would likely be a net positive from an overall long term net worth and brand standpoint. He emphasized that a player like Luka especially would thrive in a more international market like New York or Los Angeles, giving the example of Pau Gasol vs. Marc Gasol (in terms of net earnings). Apparently this came as somewhat of a surprise to Luka, who has been missing the bigger city experience in Europe. He said this gave him a lot to think about for his future, but in the short term he's strongly considering taking the guaranteed money. Thank you all for your time!!