The Ian Clark signing shores up some concerns about the New Orleans Pelicans perimeter shooting heading into the 2017-18 campaign, and it’s safe to say that the team now boasts five NBA-rotation worthy guards.
Unlike the past few seasons, Alvin Gentry now has options, having the ability to surround Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins with multiple combinations that feature either passers, scorers or defenders.
On the flip side, the addition of Clark leaves New Orleans with precious little room to make further moves, both from the standpoint of the salary cap sheet and available roster spots.
One obvious problem is now the Pelicans don’t seem to have the space to bring back Dante Cunningham. According to Bobby Marks, New Orleans sits just $1.5 million shy of the hard cap so in all likelihood they’re going to have to shed salary first before bringing back a piece that many feel is an important component.
Mason and Preston also go on to give their thoughts on whether the Pelicans can count on Quincy Pondexter, Darius Miller and Frank Jackson.
To finish things off, the duo hands out their offseason grades and discuss New Orleans chances of a potential playoff berth.
Enjoy the listen!