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  1. #1
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    Off-Season Scenarios

    Ok guys, 2 scenarios. I want to see how you think the Pelicans draft and off-season should go if these were the scenarios. Make the trades as realistic as possible.

    [Stiemsma was waived and Melvin Ely was signed for 2 years on a non-guaranteed contract making 1.45M next year. The Pelicans could use that as a trade chip, with the other team trading for it and then just cutting Ely with no penalty. Next year he is an expiring (just to clear up any confusion.)]


    SCENARIO 1
    We are picked 11th in the lottery, leaving us with no 1st or 2nd round picks. Any pick below 50 is for sale. Some teams willing to trade their firsts if Gordon is involved.


    SCENARIO 2
    Get lucky in the draft and finish with the 3rd pick. Milwaukee went 1, Sacramento went 2 (going by their team needs for who they select.) All teams willing to trade for the pick, teams needing SG or SG upgrade interested in Gordon



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    Trade Ryan Anderson and Anthony Morrow for Pekovic, move Davis to PF, and develop a 3 man perimeter rotation that can stay healthy.

    You lose a very good stretch 4, and a nobody, but gain a great low post scorer who Davis compliments really well.

    If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It's not tragic to die doing what you love.

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    Morrow has played well for us, Solid rotation guy. Not what I'd call a nobody. Davis is already a PF, and I like Pek but for that I'd almost rather try to dump Gordon for nothing and go from there.

  4. #4
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    Bucks had interest in Gordon in the past. But with your first scenario no way Bucks part with lottery pick for Gordon. You would have to take two of these three if you want any deal Ersan, Zaza, Mayo. Not much really. Bucks have 4 draft picks #1,#31,#36,#50. Bucks have four roster spots to keep these picks. But Bucks front office also like Sessions and maybe Adrien to return.

    So we could sell or trade one or two second rounder's. Or a trade of players two for one deal. Bucks also had interest in Rivers. Pelicans had some minor interests in Udoh. He's RFA this summer. But if we decided to keep him that one less roster spot again. But I think we just renounce him and let him walk.

    Also not sure we be interested in Gordon till after the draft. Cause if we select Wiggins. We probably force him at sg even though he's best fit at sf. Unless we just keep Giannis or Middleton at sg but their sf's as well. Knight could move from pg to sg and start Wolters. But if we bring back Sessions he probably gets the start at sg. Unless we start Mayo just to showcase him. But he has to lose weight.

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    We will be losing that pick. Lets be real here... its as good as gone.

    Now for the real stuff, if they is any possible way to dump Gordon, I would love it. Not expecting a pick out of it, dumping him for some expiring's would be amazing, but IDK. Although, Gordon did play pretty decent this season and also has been relatively healthy. Should make it a little easier to trade him.
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  6. #6
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    I'm not a pels fan but if you win the lottery

    Pg: jrue
    Sg: Evans
    Sf: wiggins/Parker
    Pf: Anderson
    C: Davis

    Or maybe even embiid and Davis at PF. Lol good luck scoring in the paint against them.

  7. #7
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    Nice, We are just hoping to get our pick back from philly let alone that lol

  8. #8
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    I don't thnik Eric Gordon has positive trade value. The Pelicans would have to take back a bad contract or give up a 1st rd pick in order to trade him imo.

    And since he isn't a team cancer and since the Pelicans aren't looking to sign a max guy in FA, I would just keep him on the team and let his contract run out.

    I would just use the draft picks to draft rookies rather than trade the picks.

    I'd look into trading Ryan Anderson and packaging the Pelicans 1st rd pick to perhaps move up in the draft.

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    There is a stretch provision that allows you to cut him and spread the hit of tge contract over 5 years. That might be our best option

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    Id rather that over any other alternative. Especially trading anderson

  11. #11
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    Honestly, I think we are an 8th seed completely healthy. This first year was rough but since we have a unique team, its hard to get everything right real quick. But Anthony Davis' play this year alone was amazing, he already has that franchise player look to him, and will be a force for a while.

    Now he'll have another offseason to build up strength. Jrue and Tyreke next to each other would be nice. Have Gordon come off the bench and go small with Rivers at the 3, Roberts at the 1.
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