The New Orleans Pelicans are going through a major crisis right now, as Anthony Davis has asked the team to trade him amid yet another disappointing season, so they need to address a lot of situations right now.
Trading Davis pretty much rules out any shot at contention now or in the foreseeable future. So, they need to try and see which moves could actually put them back on track, assuming they do trade him.
But, what could they do not to throw it all away right now? How on earth could they be primed for contention a couple years from now? Let’s take a look at the top 3 moves the Pelicans need to do right now.
3. Trade Nikola Mirotic
Nikola Mirotic has been playing the best ball of his career ever since being dealt away from the Chicago Bulls, but he’s been hurt for most of the season and that has taken a major toll on his trade value.
Either way, Mirotic is one of the best sharpshooting wings in the league and could really help a contending team, and they should try and get as many young prospects in return for the forward.
2. Trade Julius Randle
Julius Randle has been a major stud for the New Orleans Pelicans and Alvin Gentry has really helped him step up his game, but there ’s no way in hell he’s going to pick up his player option if Anthony Davis leaves.
Randle looks like one of the best young power forwards in the league and any contender would be thrilled with having him, so they should try and move him for as many Draft picks as they could.
1. Trade Anthony Davis In The Summer
They have to face facts. Anthony Davis is not going to extend its stay at New Orleans, and there ’s nothing they can do to convince him, but they shouldn’t rush a move with him still being under contract.
The Boston Celtics are the team that could make the best offer for Davis but they can’t make a move for him right now because of the Derrick Rose rule and Kyrie Irving ’s deal. There’s no rush to move him, they don’t have to comply with his demands, so just play this season out, and trade him later.