The Pelicans could be looking to shake up their roster in a major way.
New Orleans has made forwards Nikola Mirotic and Julius Randle as well as wing E’Twaun Moore available before the Feb. 7 trade deadline, according to a report from ESPN’s Zach Lowe. The team is hoping to acquire picks in deals involving those players, the report says.
Randle is tallying 19.9 points per game in 2018-19 while Mirotic is averaging 16.7 points and shooting 36.8 percent from 3-point range. Moore, an eight-year veteran, is also having one of his best career seasons.
The report comes after Anthony Davis’ agent, Rich Paul, told ESPN the star will not re-sign with the Pelicans and wants to be moved.
“Anthony wants to be traded to a team that allows him a chance to win consistently and compete for a championship,” Paul told ESPN. “Anthony wanted to be honest and clear with his intentions and that’s the reason for informing them of this decision now. That’s in the best interests of both Anthony’s and the organization’s future.”
The Pelicans will face the Rockets in Houston on Tuesday. They’ll enter the matchup trailing the Clippers by 5 1/2 games for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference with a 22-28 record.
Davis, who has missed New Orleans’ last four games, remains sidelined with a finger injury.