NBA Trade Rumors: Equipped with plenty of options, the New Orleans Pelicans show some interest in Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins.
Just a couple of weeks ago, the New Orleans Pelicans had emerged as one of the bigger stories in the league. They were a top 3 seed in the Western Conference and were finally playing up to their potential. However, the team has hit somewhat of a wall recently due to injuries sustained by Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram.
With hopes that the team can get back on track once they get healthy, the Pelicans are certainly a team to watch over the next couple of weeks heading into the NBA Trade Deadline. In an attempt to prepare for the stretch run and improve the roster, the Pelicans could look to make a big move at the trade deadline. They have plenty of draft assets and even some young players that could be appealing on the open market.
If the Pelicans wanted to make a move at the deadline, they could.
And according to a recent report, they’re keeping their options open. One recent name that they’ve expressed at least some interest in is Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins.
Will the New Orleans Pelicans make a big move at the trade deadline?
As the Pelicans continue to struggle with Zion and Ingram out of the starting 5, this is a team that could view itself as a trade deadline move away from being a real contender in the Western Conference. Whether that move is available for the team to make this trade season is the real question.
With how well this team has played when they’ve been healthy, they should absolutely be encouraged – encouraged enough to potentially make a big splash at the deadline.
The Pelicans are no longer just a good story. This is a team that is quickly evolving into a contender. Believe it or not, especially if they decide to make a move at the deadline, the Pelicans are going to quickly become a household name as a threat in the West.
It’s becoming quite clear that the NBA Trade Deadline is going to present some big opportunities for many teams. And the Pelicans are going to be one of them. Could they make a move for Collins? Or perhaps another big name?
The time to strike for the Pelicans may be now. They have everything they need to make a big move happen.