May 16, 2017, 9:53 am
Scott Kushner of The Advocate detailed some of the Pelicans’ offseason plans, including the decision surrounding Jrue Holiday’s free agency and the team’s desire to add shooting and ball-handling to complement their frontcourt cornerstones.
Re-signing Holiday remains the team’s top priority, but he’s due for a sizable raise after making $11 million this season and could find himself drawn to a contending team even the Pels submit a competitive offer. However, a large contract would put New Orleans over the cap, meaning they’d have very little options to improve the roster elsewhere. There was also the revelation that the team liked playing Holiday off the ball, which allowed them to get an extra playmaker on the floor If Holiday were to depart, it’d leave Tim Frazier as the only true point guard currently on the roster – something to keep in mind for fantasy players. Elsewhere the Pels would like to add shooting, which makes plenty of sense. While DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis have three point range they’d both be far more effective by playing down low, which Kings fans will certainly remember as one of Boogie’s major issues. New Orleans finished 19th in three point shooting last season, so expect someone to be added even if it’s from the bargain bin.