The Pelicans finished this season with a 33-49 record, the third-worst in the Western Conference. The team won its first playoff series since the 2007-2008 season as they swept the No. 3 seed Portland Trail Blazers.
The Warriors' game against the Pelicans started a little uneasy.
Many fans surmised that with less than a week before the start of the National Basketball Association playoffs the "precautionary measure" was to ensure that Curry is fine for the playoffs.
Cousins, playing in New Orleans for the first time since tearing his Achilles as a member of the Pelicans in January 2018, was greeted with a mixture of boos and cheers when he was introduced as a starter.
He made it more than clear, though, that he wanted it to be his final game as a Pelican inside the Smoothie King Center.
Of those five players from the previous season, only Holiday and Davis remained in the Big Easy. Lee spent most of last season in the G League with Santa Cruz, signing two 10-day contracts with the Atlanta Hawks and then a two-way contract with the Warriors last summer.
The Celtics are unable to make a trade until July due to their signing of point guard Kyrie Irving, who is still under a designated rookie contract extension.
Ideally, as I stated before here and on other forms of media in Colonel Media Group, the Pelicans must send Davis to NY to pick Williamson. Starting forward Julius Randle and starting point guard Elfrid Payton both will be free agents. That leaves them with about a 25% chance of jumping up to a top-four selection through the NBA's draft lottery on May 14.
After the Davis trade, the Pelicans need to re-shape their front office with people truly committed to building a winning organization.
"Really excited", Holiday asserted when asked to share his thoughts about what has the making of a busy offseason for the Pelicans, who appear to be on the cusp of hiring a new general manager.
Gentry also stated that there was nothing wrong with A.D. He said that he was a good, solid guy with good character.