New Orleans, LA.- With only a few weeks left before the NBA trade deadline, trading has begun. Teams that thought they had better than play-in spots are starting to feel the pressure. So are the New Orleans Pelicans. Last season he only had four trades in January, but it’s time to seriously consider some options.
Yesterday’s price after the Rudy Gobert trade is not today’s price. The Lakers and Wizards will switch places, but the market makes some sense, but any team that truly believes in its NBA Finals potential will start increasing its bids for the Pelicans. It’s in line and has some desirable deals for a wide range of teams.
Draft assets and expired deals are rising in price. There is not much cash on the market. The Indiana Pacers and San Antonio Spurs have room. All others must trade salaries that match certain parameters.
Boston Celtics ($6.9 million and $5.9 million), Denver Nuggets ($9.2 million), LA Clippers ($9.8 million), Oklahoma City Thunder ($10.2 million and $4.2 million), Utah Jazz ($9.8 million and $4.2 million) $9.7 million and $6.8 million) with massive deal exceptions to get players without giving back their salaries.
The Pelicans are rumored to be interested in two of the Eastern Conference’s stars, but are reluctant to let go of certain draft picks. Below is a breakdown of his one or two contracts with every Eastern Conference team, in order of records as of Jan. 24. In some cases, a third team is also required.
Possible NBA Finals Foes
The Celtics and Bucks may tinker, but they don’t have to fix what isn’t broken. Both teams have recently qualified for the NBA Finals. The 76ers are Kawhi Leonard, at least he escaped a 2019 Conference Finals appearance. Can the Pelicans even spot the move?
Boston Celtics: Danilo Gallinari and Blake Griffin. Gallinari should be poised to make the playoffs, and this sniper could probably be tempted to stay there with the $6 million cheaper player getting his option. Griffin plays 14 minutes every night for basketball’s greatest team. The addition of Garrett Temple and Willie Hernangomez to the Nets will make that happen.
Philadelphia 76ers: Buy cheap Forkan Korkmaz or Matisse Thybulle. Sending back second round picks and Temple, who are waiving in most of these hypothetical scenarios with top teams.
Milwaukee Bucks: Grayson Allen or Joe Ingles made space on the floor. Allen ($8.5 million) is locked until next season. Ingles ($6.5m) has an expired contract. If they want Kira Lewis Jr. in the contract, I pass.
Brooklyn Nets: Find out how to get Seth Curry’s 44% from the Three-Point Range and Devonte Graham at the Smoothie King Center.
Cleveland Cavaliers: Cedi Osman has a better deal. Ricky Rubio may offer the best short-term insurance, but at 32, she’s on a three-year contract. Caris Levert is probably a short term rental. I would still take Levert, especially if the Pelican hits the primary target.
middle of the shopping mall
Have you ever bought something in the middle of the mall? One. The same is true for these teams and the core of the 2019 Champions.
Miami Heat: New Orleans scouts had a good look at Gabe Vincent and Max Struss, and Tyler Hero is unavailable. The Pelicans don’t need to ask about Jimmy Butler and Kyle Lowry. Signing Duncan Robinson is an option the Heat will consider if it rewards them with a draft pick.
New York Knicks: Bring Mitchell Robinson home. Jonas Valanciunas needs help and his relationship with Zion Williamson should work. Robinson eventually replaced Valanciunas. Evan Fournier’s contract expires next season. Perhaps New York has a buyer’s revenge on Isaiah Hartlestein?
Atlanta Hawks: John Collins is a big name. If Atlanta really decides to change course, Bogdon he should keep an eye on Bogdonovich.
Indiana Pacers: Rumors of Myles Turner continue. Turner has long been rumored that soon to be an unrestricted free agent, he will eventually have to leave Indiana. there is.
Chicago Bulls: Alex Caruso brings everything you need to both ends of the court. Nikola Vucevic has achieved 37.4% over the arc and he has 11 rebounds per game. Both quickly become competing teams. The Bulls are not. Caruso is a famous product. Vucevic will be more experimental given how he adapted from Orlando to Chicago.
Toronto Raptors: Gary Trent Jr., OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam and Fred Van Fleet have all been mentioned in NBA circles. Interest in Van Vleet waned once CJ McCallum got to town, but if Toronto goes for a full demolition, the Pelicans will have to put in a sizable bid for at least one Raptors.
Lottery-bound and long-term
These four teams have no chance of winning the title this season. Their front office isn’t even aiming to be a top 4 seed next season. Either way, can the Pelicans find treasure in what these teams are soon to throw away?
Washington Wizards: Some teams get Monte Morris or Doron Wright for cheap. How much are they asking Kyle Kuzma? Kuzma is an unrestricted free agent. Soon his agent offered Jackson Hayes a restricted freelancer. See if the Wizards want to pay Jackson’s potential and rights commensurate with a lower salary.
Orlando Magic: Willie Hernangomez’s Bol Bol makes sense. Bol can patiently develop into a reserve big man in no time. Hernangomez is getting more playing time leading a young team that is still years away.
Charlotte Hornets: Kelly Oubre Jr. of Devonte Graham. Call Graham to wash the protected first round pick deals.
Detroit Pistons: Negotiating with the Toronto front office might be more trouble than sending an extra pick to Bojan Bogdanovic. Detroit has revealed the asking price. It’s cheaper to buy the tagged one when the other option is the exclusive auction house.