The New Orleans Pelicans want to make the NBA playoffs in the new season. The team might have found an answer to give help to superstar big man Anthony Davis with NBA rumors that the team is targeting veteran Rudy Gay from the Sacramento Kings.
Various NBA rumors claim that Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday and shooting guard Tyreke Evans are available to trade from New Orleans. Both have expiring contracts and are valued for teams trying to cut salary and on rebuilding mode.
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The Kings are on rebuilding mode, with many NBA rumors pointing to DeMarcus Cousins leaving in free agency or a trade before he becomes a free agent. Sacramento wants to clear salary cap space or get future first round picks so they can build for the future.
Via ESPN Trade Checker, a Rudy Gay and Kosta Koufus trade to New Orleans for Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evans works under the NBA trade rules.
This is just one of the many NBA rumors involving Rudy Gay, who’s also linked to other teams like the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers.
For the Kings, this is just a salary cap saving move with both Holiday and Evans on expiring contracts this 2016-2017 season. Sacramento can demand a future pick from the Pelicans and likely a second round pick in any deal.
For the Pelicans, they want to make the postseason and they will add two players that can contribute to the team’s “win-now” mode.
Anthony Davis will still be the main man but they get additional depth in the frontcourt with Koufus and additional scoring with the veteran Gay.
Would this Kings-Pelicans trade work for both teams? Should Sacramento prepare for the future without DeMarcus Cousins and start full rebuilding?
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