The Pelicans are expressing interest in trading for Harrison Barnes and Robert Covington, according to Michael Scotto of HoopsHype.
The Pelicans are also interested in a reunion with Eric Gordon, according to both Scotto (same article/podcast) and Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report.
Fischer also relays that the Pelicans are interested in CJ McCollum, Robert Covington and Domantas Sabonis. They could also revisit a trade package surrounding Josh Hart for Barnes that was discussed with the Kings over the offseason, which would’ve been via a sign-and-trade.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker and Jaxson Hayes may also be on the move, Scotto relays. The Pelicans are more willing to listen to offers on Alexander-Walker than they have in recent years.
More NBA Rumors, News & Notes
- Pat-Bev on the Move? – The Timberwolves may explore trading Patrick Beverley, and could target Marcus Smart to help fill the void in the starting lineup, according to Fischer (same article). However, both Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News and Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic don’t see Beverley being moved. The only two untouchable players on Minnesota’s roster right now are Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards.
Schroder Gone? – Momentum is shifting in the direction of the Celtics trading Dennis Schroder ahead of the trade deadline, Jared Weiss of The Athletic writes. The Bulls could look to trade for him with both Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso out for an extended period of time. Both Scotto and Fischer brought up a package of Troy Brown Jr. and a second-round pick in return for Schroder.
Raptors Interested in Williams: The Raptors are interested in Robert Williams as they look for a center, per Fischer. The Celtics will probably hold off on moving Williams, but Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are the only known untouchables at this point in time.
Bucks Looking For Backup Center: The Bucks are looking for a backup center, per Fischer. Jalen Smith and Daniel Theis are possibilities for Milwaukee. Brook Lopez is likely out for most of if not the rest of the season.
Blazers on the Move? – Robert Covington is seen as the most likely Trail Blazer to be moved, Fischer relays. Ben McLemore‘s name has also come up in discussions.
Jazz Interested in Multiple Wings: The Jazz are interested in adding Josh Richardson or Josh Okogie, per Scotto. They are also interested in Harrison Barnes and Robert Covington. Richardson and/or Okogie may be more realistic since the Jazz may not have the assets for Barnes or Covington.
Gordon on the Move? – The Suns may be a possible suitor for Eric Gordon, as they’re believed to be seeking an upgrade on the wings, per Fischer. The Suns are also shopping injured forward Dario Saric.