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New Orleans 4-team Jrue Holiday trade complete, Steven Adams and Eric Bledsoe are officially Pelicans

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Moving Kenrich Williams, Zylan Cheatham and Josh Gray via sign-and-trade to OKC was final peg

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The large 4-team trade — that first made news towards the start of last week — is now complete, officially sending Jrue Holiday to the Bucks, George Hill to the Thunder, and Steven Adams and Eric Bledsoe to the Pelicans.

To make the money work and for the trade to be legal under the NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Pelicans added Josh Gray, Kenrich Williams and Zylan Cheatham to the framework, sign-and-trading the trio to the Thunder.

So, for all those who thought David Griffin might be sending too many assets Oklahoma City’s way for Adams, Hill and future draft compensation were likely part of the asking price for Sam Presti in adding three marginal players to their roster.

New Orleans’ roster currently stands at nine players (plus Naji Marshall on a two-way contract), but expect for Brandon Ingram to agree to a maximum contract offer, and Kira Lewis Jr. the 13th overall pick of the 2020 NBA Draft, a rookie deal soon.

With four roster spots remaining open but the free agent market looking scarce, stay tuned to see what the Pelicans’ front office does next.

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