When the New Orleans Pelicans are watching the NBA Playoffs, they should be hoping for one thing: Chaos.
They are getting a little in the Clippers vs. Mavericks series and if the Clips lose, it could be beneficial for the Pelicans in a number of ways.
Yesterday, the offseason got its first big bomb, as it was announced that long-time Celtics’ president Danny Ainge was stepping down to be replaced by current head coach Brad Stevens.
Not that this season was really Stevens’ fault, but you still have to give it to the guy, as he managed to fail at his job and get a promotion. Swell work, Brad!
The New Orleans Pelicans need to remake their roster on the fly this offseason, as they are desperate to start winning with Zion Williamson.
That is why the Pelicans should be cheering for chaos.
New Orleans Pelicans: Chaos is good
The Pelicans should definitely be cheering against teams like the Clippers, and Trail Blazers, as first-round losses might cause them to blow things up and make a big trade.
The Pelicans have the young players and draft assets to go after a star via trade, so the more chaos there is the more stars might be available.
Same in Boston, where a change in the front office might cause the team to rethink its current core and shake things up a bit. Will a player like Jaylen Brown be available via trade? It’s unlikely the Celtics would rebuild but they could get a haul for Brown that might set them up for the present and future.
The NBA seems to have finally found the parity it has been looking for and there are going to be some radically different teams heading into next season.
Could the New Orleans Pelicans be one of them? Hope for chaos.