Report: Pelicans also interested in Joe Johnson
The New Orleans Pelicans also have interest in Joe Johnson, who is expected to work out with the Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angles Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks and Denver Nuggets, according to Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated.
Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry and vice president David Griffin watched Johnson play in the BIG3 in New Orleans last week.
Add the Pelicans to that list of interest in Joe Johnson, a source said. Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry and VP David Griffin watched Joe Johnson play in the @thebig3 in New Orleans last week. https://t.co/ubMxbwqKfu
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) August 28, 2019
The Pelicans have had a tremendous summer. After drafting Zion Williamson with the first overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, David Griffin acquired Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart and Brandon Ingram from the Los Angeles Lakers in the Anthony Davis trade.
The Pelicans also traded for Derrick Favors from the Utah Jazz and signed JJ Redick in free agency.
If New Orleans does end up signing Johnson, they will be getting a player who is still a walking bucket despite being 38-years-old. You can never have enough scorers in the NBA. Johnson has career NBA averages of 16.0 points in 1,276 games.
Some believe the Pelicans have a shot at making the playoffs next season, and adding a proven veteran will only boost their chances. New Orleans, however, will go as far as Jrue Holiday and Zion Williamson can take them.