Yesterday, the New Orleans Pelicans and the Sacramento Kings made arguably the biggest trade of the year. The Kings gave up DeMarcus Cousins in exchange for Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway and two draft picks (a top-3 protected first rounder and a second rounder).
Even on the Pelicans side of things, everything is not quite a cake walk. Trading for DeMarcus Cousins came with a lot of baggage and their backcourt is now in danger because of who they lost in the deal. According to ESPN Marc Stein, the Pelicans will host a workout this week.
Mario Chalmers career average is 9 PPG, shooting 42% and 3.8 APG. He also has 2 NBA Finals rings from his time with the Miami Heat.
Quinn Cook is currently in the D-league and just won the MVP for the D-League all-star game, boasting 18 points -on 7-10 shooting- with 12 assists. Reggie Williams career average is 7.8 PPG and shooting 45%, while Hollis Thompson’s career average is 7.9 PPG while shooting 38% from beyond the arc.
After the Pelicans let go of all of their guards to the trade, they are looking to find more backcourt help for Jrue Holiday.