Updating the New Orleans Pelicans' Depth Chart After the 2014 NBA Draft
The New Orleans Pelicans did not have a draft pick in this year's draft, but still made a move to acquire Russ Smith. With free agency on the way, the Pelicans need to fill the massive amount of holes that show throughout the roster.
1. Jrue Holiday
Holiday is the lone point guard on the Pelicans as of right now. New Orleans should seek to get bench depth during the offseason so Holiday does not break down.
1. Eric Gordon
2. Austin Rivers
3. Russ Smith
Between Gordon and Rivers, someone could potentially be traded this summer. New Orleans is also waiting on Anthony Morrow to decide on his player option, a decision which could come very soon. The Pelicans do not necessarily have to focus on this part of the team.
1. Tyreke Evans
New Orleans does have a few decisions to make regarding its small forward positions. Darius Miller and James Southerland are both restricted free agents and could get re-signed to help out behind Evans. The latter will carry a lot of the load this season for the young Pelicans.
1. Anthony Davis
2. Ryan Anderson
3. Luke Babbitt
Sadly, Ryan Anderson could be on the outs as well. Davis will be the starter for New Orleans and with the acquisition of Asik, there really isn't any room on the roster for Anderson. New Orleans will be making some moves this offseason.
1. Omer Asik
2. Alexis Ajinca
3. Jeff Withey
Acquiring Asik was a big move for the Pelicans prior to the draft. However, the team still needs better depth behind him or it looks like a stretch-forward will have to give Asik a break on the bench in certain situations.