The Pelicans are facing vacancies in their basketball operations department after key departures, with a focus on hiring someone with salary cap and strategy expertise.

By the Numbers
  • Trajan Langdon and Michael Blackstone left for Detroit.
  • Pelicans also lost Michael Hartman to the Wizards.
Yes, But

Competition exists for associate head coach James Borrego to secure head coaching positions with Lakers and Cavaliers.

State of Play
  • Interviews ongoing to replace departed front office personnel.
  • Pelicans considering Zach Edey as a potential draft pick to address the frontcourt needs.
  • Possibility of trading the No. 21 pick for future draft assets due to lack of second-round picks until 2030.
What's Next

Pelicans are focusing on maintaining and improving offensive production if Borrego leaves, and evaluating draft options for the upcoming season.

Bottom Line

The Pelicans are in a transitional phase, seeking to fill front office gaps and potentially making strategic draft moves to bolster their team in the future.