Trade No. 8 – New Orleans Pelicans
This move is made to try and make a push for the playoffs for both teams. The Pelicans need a young stud to build next to Anthony Davis, and Jrue Holiday isn’t going to cut it by himself. A fun big-four in Davis, Holiday, Julius Randle, and Wiggs makes for a futuristic lineup.
As for Minnesota, they get a new starting lineup:
- PG, Jeff Teague
- SG, E’Twaun Moore
- SF, Robert Covington
- PF, Nikola Mirotic
- C, Karl-Anthony Towns
Obviously, this lineup could change up quite a bit, but it gives Minnesota some much-needed depth and cap relief (I know, I sound like a broken record), but the move helps tremendously in all of those facets.
Overall, New Orleans needs to make one of two moves, they need to trade Davis for a huge package or they need to add more assets to Davis to make this team a serious threat.
The next move includes a team that is just dying for more star power besides their 45-year-old veterans Mike Conley Jr. and Marc Gasol.