According to Marc Stein:
Norris Cole to New Orleans for John Salmons is another trade that beat the buzzer— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 19, 2015
About half an hour prior to this, John Gambadaro tweeted:
Granger to Phoenix and 3 other players to make money work to Pelicans— John Gambadoro (@Gambo987) February 19, 2015
Goran Dragic and Zoran Dragic to Miami for two first round picks and Danny Granger. Three other playes to NO— John Gambadoro (@Gambo987) February 19, 2015
Stay tuned to see how exactly this deal pans out, but it sounds like Cole, who has a team option for next season, will be a Pelican for the remainder of this season.
Due to the deal, there is news Toney Douglas will no longer be a part of the team.
The New Orleans Pelicans have waived guard Toney Douglas, league sources tell RealGM.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 19, 2015
So, sources saying two different deals occured. #Pelicans acquire: Norris Cole, Shawne Williams, Ish Smith and Justin Hamilton. Salmons gone— Scott Kushner (@ScottDKushner) February 19, 2015
There will also be some minor pieces floating around that #Pelicans will obviously be giving up. Trying to sort it out now...— Scott Kushner (@ScottDKushner) February 19, 2015
Now it appears John Salmons was initially traded to the Phoenix Suns.
The Suns will also waive John Salmons— John Gambadoro (@Gambo987) February 19, 2015
Will Salmons now join the Pelican's coaching staff?