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WHAT ID DO IF I WERE THE PELICANS GM (PLEASE READ NOTES)


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Pelicans

Pelicans

+4 players ($52.3m),
Cap Impact + $35.1M
  • Myles Turner
    Myles Turner
    C, 6' 11", 1.68 LEBRON
    Stretch Big

    $17.5M

    2yrs

    12
  • Roster Moves
  • James Johnson

    FA

    James Johnson
    C, 6' 7", -1.47 LEBRON
    Re-Sign Free Agent, Stationary Shooter

    $4.5M

    2yrs

    19
  • Lonzo Ball

    FA

    Lonzo Ball
    PG, 6' 6", 1.33 LEBRON
    Re-Sign Free Agent, Primary Ball Handler

    $21.4M

    4yrs

    19
  • Josh Hart

    FA

    Josh Hart
    SG, 6' 5", -0.06 LEBRON
    Re-Sign Free Agent, Stationary Shooter

    $8.8M

    3yrs

    19
  • Notes

    Re-signed free agent James Johnson to a 2 year contract worth $9.0M.

    Re-signed free agent Lonzo Ball to a 4 year contract worth $92.6M.

    Re-signed free agent Josh Hart to a 3 year contract worth $26.4M.

+1  Wins

+3.30  MPG

-1.07  Off.

+2.02  Def.

Pacers

Pacers

+1 player ($15.6m) +4 picks,
Cap Impact - $1.8M
  • Marcus Morris Sr.
    Marcus Morris Sr.
    PF, 6' 8", -1.81 LEBRON
    Stationary Shooter

    $15.6M

    3yrs

    13
  • draft-pick-player

    2022 - Round 1

    via L.A. Lakers
    19
  • draft-pick-player

    2022 - Round 2

    19
  • draft-pick-player

    2025 - Round 2

    19
  • draft-pick-player

    2024 - Round 1

    via L.A. Lakers
    19

-3  Wins

-4.61  MPG

+1.59  Off.

-5.08  Def.

Clippers

Clippers

+1 player ($17.1m) +1 pick,
Cap Impact + $1.4M
  • Steven Adams

    RT

    Steven Adams
    C, 6' 11", 0.72 LEBRON
    Recently Traded, Roll + Cut Big

    $17.0M

    2yrs

    19
  • draft-pick-player

    2021 - Round 2

    via Dallas
    #53
    19

+3  Wins

+1.30  MPG

-0.52  Off.

+3.06  Def.

The Pelicans have had a tough season, and need to make moves, or else its possible that Zion Williamson and/or Brandon Ingram will ask out. Regardless if they want to keep their 2 stars, which id think they do they lose value if they ask out, so they need to keep them happy. I think that this offseason plan, if this happens, would benefit them as a team, and make Zion and Ingram more happy. Here is what I'd do.

Resign Lonzo Ball 2 a 4 year 90 million dollar contract

Lonzo is a great playmaker and defender that has had his highest efficiency percentage in his career, in addition to scoring the most this season, and making nearly 38 precent of his 3 point attempts. Lonzo will be a important piece for this team and must get resigned to any semi-reasonable contract, like this is.

Resign Josh Hart to a 3 year 27 million dollar contract

Hart is a great energy player who can shoot and defend and will be a great [iece for the bench for this team moving forward.

Resign James Johnson to a 2 year 9 million dollar contract

he is a solid defender, and someone I'd try to keep if I were the Pelicans.

Trade 3 SRPs, Stevan Adams, their 2022 Lakers and 2024 lakers FRP for Myles Turner

Turner gives them the needed defense and 3 point shooting they need which is a better fit for Zion, which they need.

I FORGOT TO HAVE THEM GIVE UP THEIR 43RD PICK FOR JOSH RICHARDSON

Richardson gives them defense with the ability of shooting the 3. He would be extended immideatley to a 3/25 million dollar contract.

DRAFT: MOSES MOODY

Selecting Moody is good because he gives them the necessary 3 & D player for the Pelicans. He should be a plus defender from day 1, and his 3 should translate. I suspect that he will be purely a 3 and D player and a solid role player from his first year with potential to develop more skills, improve his 3 point shooting and defense later on.

PACERS: The Turner-Sabonis forecourt hasn't worked out, and everyone knows that. The match just isn't there, and they need to trade one of them. I highly doubt that its Sabonis, unless its for something just too tempting to pass up. Here is a far turner deal I believe for the Pacers. Morris is a solid defender and can shoot the 3. Morris shot the 3 47 precent in over 5 attempts, but even if he can get it to 40 precent, far less then 47 precent then it'd still be a huge positive, and bring the needed shooting to the Pacers, in addition the fit with him and Sabonis is better then turner and Sabonis.

CLIPPERS: The Clippers would trade Marcus Morris for Stevan Adams and the 53rd pick. For them, Adams is a great rebounder and they could have some more small-ball lineups and not be punished on the glass with him averaging 8.9 rebounds, being one of the better rebounders for centers. Adams is a solid player, and the 53rd pick is a sweeter. With Ibaka potentially being gone next season, getting Adams, a potential long tern center (meaning 3-5 years) and getting out of Morris's contract could be the best case for them.


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