The Pelicans intend to try to trade point guard Eric Bledsoe and center Steven Adams this offseason, according to Shams Charania, Joe Vardon and William Guillory of The Athletic.
Bledsoe, 31, averaged 12.2 points and 3.8 assists in 71 games. He is due to make more than $18 million next season and more than $19 million in 2022-23.
Adams, 27, averaged 7.6 points and 8.9 rebounds in 58 games, shooting 61 percent from the floor. He is due to make more than $17 million in each of the next two seasons.
The Pelicans apparently would settle for trading at least one of those players if they can’t move both, per the report.
Pelicans executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin is in the midst of a coaching search after parting ways with Stan Van Gundy, who lasted just one season in New Orleans.
Griffin will also have to figure out the best move involving starting point guard Lonzo Ball, a restricted free agent this summer.