If we were ranking the least comfy near futures, the Pelicans could have a stranglehold on the top place.
Possessing a miserable Anthony Davis about as a part-time participant is cringeworthy enough, but actually trading him is the tricky part. It’s hard enough for anybody to put a proper asking price within an in-prime, top-five talent. However, if the task falls on either an interim general manager (Danny Ferry) or a new-to-the-job replacement, the difficulty could rise exponentially.
All that said, the Pelicans could still be looking at a king’s ransom whenever they pull the trigger. Maybe that leads them to some potential such as Jayson Tatum, a heap of prospective draft picks or a blend of the two. The near future could brighten fast.
Obviously, those novices will be joining a team that’s almost starting from scratch. Other than Davis, just Jrue Holiday, Solomon Hill and E’Twaun Moore have ensured contracts beyond this season. Holiday is a two-way force, but he could find himself on an island once Davis departs.

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