Figuring out Pelicans backcourt
June, 28, 2013
By Tom Carpenter | ESPN.com
Following the New Orleans Pelicans' draft-night trade that shipped Nerlens Noel to the Philadelphia 76ers and netted them point guard Jrue Holiday, the Pelicans have a redundancy of guards who can handle the rock. That includes Holiday, Greivis Vasquez, Eric Gordon, and even Pierre Jackson, who also came over via the Noel trade. We may well see the Pelicans orchestrate a trade or two this offseason to clear some of that depth out, but what if they hit the regular season with this backcourt intact?