In this weekly recap, we’ll look at six players we profiled as potential free agent fits with the New Orleans Pelicans.
This week, we profiled six players as part of an ongoing series that looks at possible free agents for the New Orleans Pelicans.
With the league in unprecedented territory, it is unclear when or even if the season will resume after play was suspended due to COVID-19.
With no clear idea of when free agency will be or how much money teams will have to spend, this offseason will likely be the wildest in NBA history.
Knowing that the league is in flux, we followed a general set of guidelines when putting together these free agent profiles:
- 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.
- I’ll try to choose one free agent from the “premium” crop and one from a lower tier.
- Money is not an object at this point. The New Orleans Pelicans will likely be capped out if they extend Brandon Ingram and don’t make a trade, but for these purposes, money will be more of an abstract concept.
The six players we have profiled so far run the spectrum from elite stretch fours, to lower end projects that the New Orleans Pelicans could develop over time.
We profiled a couple of big men, a streaky shooter and a veteran with a history of winning.
With several of their own players due to hit the open market, the New Orleans Pelicans will have spots to fill.
They may also need to trade one of their larger salaries to make room to lock up the best young core in the NBA.
Here is the first weekly recap of our free agent series. Please check back each week for more free agent profiles and possible trades for the New Orleans Pelicans.