With most of the Pelicans' rumored targets at forward coming to terms with other teams, the free agent market's starting to look despondently thin.
Via usnfish's latest in-depth analysis of the Pelicans' financial situation, here's where the roster currently stands:
|Unknown - Cap Space||$2,997,784||$3,132,684||$3,273,655||$3,420,969|
|Unknown - Room Exception||$2,652,000||$2,771,340|
New Orleans has essentially $3M left in cap space and $2.7M left via the room exception; those two things can't be combined. The team's most pressing need right now is likely another shooter, preferably one that's not a guard, and another bench big man with size would slot in nicely as well.
Here's a look at forwards on the market left. DRAPM is defensive regressed adjusted plus/minus (positive is good) through March 30 of this season, which can be found here.
Free Agent Wing Forwards:
|Age (Opening Night)||2013 Salary ($M)||Career 3P%||2013 DRAPM|