In order to weave around Zion Williamson, Pelicans get their hands on Willie Green to make bonds with Star Zion Williamson. They send Steven Adams and Duke with recruiting target Eric Bledsoe to Memphis. New Orleans got back Valanciunas, and now they have the space to match their offer for Lonzo Ball or to go after another like, Kyle Lowry.
There is a possibility that Valanciunas might get traded, another possibility is that Jimmy Butler who is unhappy with Miami also may end up with the Pelicans. Alongside some young and influential players, there are a lot of great older players who can enhance Williamson’s game further.