David Griffin hints at major offseason developments for Pelicans

Apr 29, 2024; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Detailed view of the City Edition logo for the New
Apr 29, 2024; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Detailed view of the City Edition logo for the New / Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Pelicans Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations David Griffin had his end-of-the-season media availability on Tuesday, and the man in charge of everything basketball realted in New Orleans had some eyebrow raising quotes.

Griffin spoke at length on the Pelicans injury-plagued stretches, Willie Green's performance, arena upgrades, and more in his 20 minutes on the hot seat. However, the most interesting quotes came from his time discussing this summer and what is next for the Pelicans.

"..well enough to understand that we’ve got a lot of work to do. Again, because it is a historically good western conference there are teams that didn’t make the playoffs that will get radically better this offseason, we need to do the same. I think you’ll see a real sense of urgency from all of us.

"This entire building is going to undergo a transformation this offseason. Figuratively and literally. There are really big projects here that ownership is investing in. Mrs. Benson is really excited about changing the look and feel of this. I think that will happen on and off the court."

"I want to be really, really clear, this is not going to be a summer of complacency. It’s time to get better."

Griffin's message is clear as day. Change is coming to New Orleans.

Drop a comment on the change you think will come to the Pelicans. Will Brandon Ingram or CJ McCollum (or both!) get traded? Who will be starting at center next to Zion Williamson? Are we 100% sure Zion Williamson will be in the Big Easy? Possibilites are endless for New Orleans. The Pelicans lack cap space, but they have movable expiring contracts, legitimate young talent ready to explode, and future draft picks for days.

Nobody knows what Pelican basketball will look like come October, but one thing is for sure. It won't look the same as it does this spring.