2024 NBA Offseason: New Orleans Pelicans

Updated: 6/6/2024

Free Agents:

Jonas Valanciunas, UFA

Jose Alvarado, TO

Naji Marshall, RFA

2023-24 Season Overview:

Zion Williamson started playing superstar ball once he got in shape; Brandon Ingram remained All-Star caliber; and New Orleans’ secondary and depth players were excellent. It’s not the club’s fault the West is 10 deep. The Pelicans had to battle the Thunder with no Williamson, and they had no shot to win to make the playoffs.


Starting one

Starting five

Offseason Goals

Well, it looks like Brandon Ingram will be traded, but for what? The Pelicans also no longer want Jonas Valanciunas and will need a five. As for the trade, they need a point guard and a five; getting a real point guard could move C.J. McCollum to a bench-scoring job. A trade I like would be Ingram for Robert Williams and Malcolm Brogdon, the very tradeable Portland duo; the two guys who were used to get Jru Holiday. Such a trade would give the Pelicans that needed starting one and a starting-caliber five. They also need to keep Marshall and Alvarado, who have become incredibly important role guys. The Pelicans also have the 21st pick of the 2024 NBA Draft and should trade to where they could draft Zach Edey and get themselves a potential stud five.

Potential 2024-25 Roster

PG: Malcolm Brogdon, C.J. McCollum, Jose Alvarado

SG: Herb Jones, Jordan Hawkins

SF: Trey Murphy, Naji Marshall

PG: Zion Williamson, Robert Williams, Larry Nance

C: Zach Edey, Cody Zeller

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