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2017 NBA Draft: New Orleans Pelicans sell 52nd pick to Indiana Pacers

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Edmond Sumner may have been announced, but he’s headed to Indiana for cold hard cash.

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The New Orleans Pelicans have elected to sell the 52nd pick, acquired yesterday by trading away Tim Frazier, to the Indiana Pacers. This will, in part (or possibly entirely?), help pay for the move to trade up from the 40th overall pick and select Frank Jackson with the 31st pick from the Charlotte Hornets.

Cash considerations is back!

In the end, trading away Frazier gains the Pelicans a roster spot, cash considerations, and possible cap space, but only if Jrue Holiday elects to leave in free agency. If Holiday does leave, the Pelicans guard rotation would consist of E’Twaun Moore, Jordan Crawford, Quinn Cook, Frank Jackson, and whomever they are able to acquired in free agency or via trade.

No, that’s not an NBA-caliber rotation or even within arms reach of an NBA-caliber rotation. Add Jrue Holiday to the mix and it’s passable, but still a weakness. Should Holiday leave?

Let’s hope Dell Demps has some magic in store for the coming weeks.