If we were standing the least comfy near futures, the Pelicans would have a stranglehold on the top spot.
Possessing a miserable Anthony Davis about as a part-time participant is cringeworthy sufficient, but really investing him is the tricky part. It’s hard enough for anybody to set an appropriate asking price on an in-prime, top-five talent. But when the job falls upon an interim general manager (Danny Ferry) or a new-to-the-job replacement, the difficulty could rise exponentially.
All that said, the Pelicans could be taking a look at a king’s ransom anytime they pull the trigger. Perhaps that leads them to a potential like Jayson Tatum, a pile of future draft picks or a combination of both. The future could brighten.
Obviously, those newcomers will likely be joining a group that is virtually starting from scratch. Apart from Davis, just Jrue Holiday, Solomon Hill and E’Twaun Moore have ensured contracts beyond this season. Holiday is a two-way force, but he could find himself in an island once Davis departs.
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