Pelicans in New Orleans are hoping to make a deal with Memphis Grizzlies, where they will receive the second general selection in return for their fourth Los Angeles Lakers (plus extra compensation) to choose RJ Barrett tomorrow at
. is if you believe the rumors are spreading from the New York media.
Two days ago Mark Berman of the New York Post published an article describing how pelicans can control Nix's fate in
According to an NBA source, New Orleans has researched the move backwards to earn more assets and also had internal conversations to move to the second selection to pick up Memphis and prepare RJ Barrett for a team with his partner Duke Sion Williamson. Barrett and Williamson are best friends.
This marketing maneuver, unbelievable, will allow Jr. Morant of Murray Country to fall to Ninx in third place. but that was before Morant had recently undergone a knee surgery.
According to an NBA representative who spoke to Nicks, President Steve Mills is locked in keeping the third option and is happy to take either Morant or Barrett the 6-foot-7 Duke Lew Swingman. While the Knicks were open to move back after the lottery for a huge offer, they were now comfortable staying put.
Peter Vecsey, a long-time New York sports columnist, published a similar take on Twitter tonight.
NOLA I was told I was collecting assets in every effort to jump Kicks into a second slot to capture RJ. Barrett. Obviously, Pels offers Grizz No 4 for partial payment. Planned are not unfortunate parties. New York would have landed Morant or Garland.
̵1; Peter Vecsey (@ PeterVecsey1) June 20, 2019
Funny is that I find it hard to believe that this story has a lot of merit.
David Griffin has already reconciled with Anthony Davis's trade with the Lakers. Alvin Gentry and Griffin praised each of these players at different times in the past long before they were destined for New Orleans. Thus, with Jrue Holiday of both, the starting lineup appears to be ready to start next season.
Also, numerous talent appraisers have said they believe that Ja Morant is the second best player in this project. In case you missed it, Grizzlies traded Mike Conley Jr. earlier today. In return for Jazz, Memphis received three wings: Jae Crowder, Grayson Allen and Kyle Korver. Do we believe that the rhythm is excited to move down and voluntarily take Darius Garland, who is not sure he will be a good facilitator until the gaping hole sits in place. Typically, when a team is in the middle of a recovery, the quality overtakes the quantity. Outside Zion Williamson, Jr. Morant is the only other player who is believed to have the starry potential of this class project.
Or what about this thought: the front of the Pelicans, which has so carefully designed a set of future drafts. exchange and postponement, wants to pay a drastic price in the assets to move up the draft and to choose RJ Barrett while Morant is still aboard …
No, I just do not see this as a script on the Pelican front office is fun . If someone does, please explain it to me in the comment section below!