New Orleans Pelicans’ Potential Free Agents: Shooter and a Stretch Four

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In this series we’ll take a look at some of the 2020 NBA free agents to see how they might fit on the New Orleans Pelicans next season.

With the NBA season in flux, the New Orleans Pelicans are doing whatever they can to stay busy, whether it is through acts of philanthropy or simply reading a book.

We at Pelican Debrief are doing the same, keeping ourselves busy with all manner of content while we wait out what is hopefully the worst of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

With NBA owners and executives hoping for a June return but preparing for the worst, it’s possible the league will be shut down entirely and that several New Orleans Pelicans have played their last game with the team.

Though it’s too early to know how the suspension of play will affect the salary cap, it’s not too early to start looking at how some of the potential free agents would fit in on the Pelicans if play does not resume.

In this series we’ll take a look at one or two free agents each day. Because we do not yet know enough about the salary cap, Brandon Ingram‘s potential max deal, or even when free agency will be, I will follow a few rules for this series.

  1. Unrestricted free agents only. There are too many moving parts to know how any of this will play out, but restricted free agency is always tricky.
  2. I’ll try to choose one free agent from the “premium” crop and one from a lower tier.
  3. Money is not an object at this point. The New Orleans Pelicans will likely be capped out if they extend Ingram and don’t make a trade, but for these purposes, money will be more of an abstract concept.

Without further ado, here’s the first installment of our New Orleans Pelicans’ potential free agent watch. Let’s start with a guy who provides something every team wants more of: shooting.

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