With the NBA officially restarting tonight, we’re diving into three Pelicans that have a chance to be on the Golden State Warriors’ roster next season.
The New Orleans Pelicans will be in action tonight against the Utah Jazz. For the Golden State Warriors, it could be meaningless, or they could be watching one of their future players take the court.
While we’ll look into players the Warriors could trade or sign, New Orleans will have three players hitting the open market with five others being restricted free agents. Brandon Ingram will be the biggest name on the table, but I’d expect the Pelicans to match any offer he’s given.
Despite Zion Williamson being out of quarantine, the Pelicans are on the outside looking in when it comes to the postseason, so we may just see these players for eight games.
However, those eight should tell us all we need to know about these players and their ability to play at a high level, especially with a new season potentially starting just a few months after this current one is finalized.
The Warriors will be looking for shooting, a backup point guard, and potentially frontcourt depth as well. The Pelicans roster might not have any players that Golden State could feasibly add to make them immediate title threats.
But, these three would make this team marginally better and fill a void they currently have.