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What I Would Do As The New Orleans Pelicans GM.. 2024 Offseason Plan


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Pelicans

Pelicans

+7 players ($80.9m),
Cap Impact + $6.8M

+4  Wins

+52.89  MPG

+0.20  Off.

-1.44  Def.

Nets

Nets

+1 player ($33.3m) +2 picks,
Cap Impact + $9.7M

+ 0  Wins

+3.48  MPG

+0.17  Off.

-0.22  Def.

Comment Opinions Please. Are The Trades Fair? What Would You Do Differently? Don’t Forget To Check Out The Free Agency Signings, Draft Picks, & Season Goals Down Below.

Financials(Before Moves)

Cut Candidates: JRE

Total Salary: $152.3M

Cap Space: -$13.4M

Trade Candidates: CJ McCollum, Brandon Ingram, & Larry Nance Jr

TE’s: $5.7M

FA’s: Naji Marshall & Jonas Valancinus

Targets: All Star Caliber PG, Backup PF, Solid Veteran Rim Protecting C, & Young Floor Spacing Big Man


Trades

  1. Brandon Ingram, Larry Nance Jr, & 2025 NOP Top 10 Protected 1st to the Hawks for Dejounte Murray, Clint Capela, 2025 MIN 2nd, & 2028 HOU 2nd

  2. CJ McCollum, 2025 MIN 2nd, & 2028 HOU 2nd to the Nets for Cam Johnson


NBA Draft

  1. Select C/PF Kyle Filipowski With #21 Pick: Projected Salary - $3.2M


Free Agency

  1. Decline Jose Alvarado’s TO & Resign Him to a Four Year Contract Worth $38M(8-9-10-11)

  2. Sign C Daniel Theis to a One Year Contract Worth $5M

  3. Sign PG TyTy Washington Jr & SG Dereon Seabron to One Year Contracts Worth the Minimum

  4. Extend SF Trey Murphy lll to a Five Year Contract Worth $150M(26-28-30-32-34)

  5. Extend C Clint Capela to a Three Year Contract Worth $51M(16-17-18)


Financials(After Moves)

Total Salary: $160M

Luxury Tax: $12M Under

First Apron: $19M Under

Second Apron: $30M Under


Ideal Starting Lineup:

Dejounte Murray, Hebert Jones, Trey Murphy lll, Zion Williamson, & Clint Capela

Backup Five:

Jose Alvarado, Jordan Hawkins, Dyson Daniels, Cam Johnson, & Kyle Filipowski

Rest of Bench:

TyTy Washington Jr, Dereon Seabron, Matt Ryan, EJ Liddell, & Daniel Theis


2024 Season Goals

  1. Zion plays over 75 games and wins the MVP award; averaging 28, 7, & 5 on 37% shooting from deep.

  2. Dejounte Murray becomes an All Star again with averages of 22, 9, & 8 on 38% shooting from deep while TM3 takes the next step in his game; averaging 17, 6, & 3 on 40% shooting from deep.

  3. Kyle Filipowski proves to be an excellent offensive fit next to Zion & makes Second All NBA Rookie Team.

  4. The Pelicans finish as a Top 4 seed in the western conference and get past the second round.


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