As everyone knows the Pelicans already made their big trade deadline move by acquiring Nikola Mirotic in exchange for a first round pick, Omer Asik & Tony Allen. The national media reaction was generally positive towards New Orleans and Mirotic has started off well in a Pelicans uniform. Does Dell Demps have anything else up his sleeve? How has and will this recent Mirotic trade affect the team in the short and long-term?
Note: for all 30 NBA teams potential trade deadline swaps, we are cataloguing the articles differently from our usual layup/mid range/deep from downtown structure. The reason being is the most informative five links to these trade rumors provide sufficient fodder for conversation. Beyond the five best links these conjectures can become a little superfluous. As always though you will know how much time to expect read, watching or listening to each one of these links as that information is always provided.
FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT POTENTIAL PELICANS TRADE DEADLINE SWAPS
#1 Sports Illustrated’s Jeremy Woo grades the Bulls and the Pels on their recent trade. (5 min read)
#2 A by-product of the recent Mirotic trade is that the Pelicans then signed defensive stopper DeAndre Liggins to a two year contract (2 min read)
#3 Does Dell Demps have something else up his sleeve? Will Alexis Ajinca be traded and if so for who? (4 min read)
#4 This Bird Calls pod discusses in-depth the Mirotic trade, lineups and potential moves in the future. For all Pelicans fans wanting to dive deep into where the Pels currently stand be sure to give this a listen. (59 min listen)
#5 Pelicans trade deadline history via Real GM (3 min read)