The New Orleans Pelicans are exploring a slew of options right now that they’re reportedly willing to trade their assets for Scoot Henderson. The Pelicans have the 14th pick in this year’s draft and are looking to engage in trade talks with the Charlotte Hornets, who have the second pick.

Henderson is one of the best prospects in this year’s draft because he has the potential to become a top pick. However, with Victor Wimpanyama on his side, Scott could be selected second overall by the Hornets in the 2023 NBA draft. With his talent, the Pelicans are willing to acquire him, even if they have to give up what they currently have.

BREAKING: The Pelicans will “aggressively” seek the top pick in this year’s NBA draft, per @employeeThey set their sights on Scoot Henderson. 👀

The Hornets already have LaMelo Ball on their roster and could look at drafting Brandon Miller, a star forward. Experts speculate that if the Hornets draft Miller, the Pelicans will go on to trade for the third pick.

The Portland Trail Blazers have the third pick of the draft and are reportedly exploring options. The Blazers are looking to either pair Henderson with Damian Lillard or trade picks to give their star an All-Star teammate. The second option is perfect for the Pelicans’ plan to get Scoot in the draft.

New Orleans will have to get rid of Zion Williamson, who has been struggling with injury problems since his rookie year. If they get the Blazers to agree to a deal, Williamson could give the team a chance to become a playoff team.

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Is it time for the New Orleans Pelicans to move from Zion Williamson?

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The New Orleans Pelicans have been very patient with their All-Star forward since being drafted back in 2019. However, Williamson hasn’t done anything significant for the team due to his injuries. In the past four seasons, he has only played 114 games for the team.

Most of his games were with New Orleans during his sophomore season, where he played in 61 action games. Then, he followed it up in the 2021-22 campaign where he was sidelined as he fractured his foot all season. His fourth year was similar to his rookie season, playing only 29 games.

Williamson was not a reliable star for the Pelicans. It might be time for the franchise to move on from it and make a fresh start. Trading the top pick for Henderson may be a good plan for the organization going forward.

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