Report: Trajan Langdon joins David Griffin in Pelicans’ front office
The New Orleans Pelicans have already had an extremely busy offseason. From hiring former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin to serve as executive vice president to landing the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft and now having to think about what to do with Anthony Davis, the Pelicans are likely to remain in the headlines all summer long.
But given that the organization has certain decisions to make about their future, New Orleans gained a little bit of clarity on Sunday by agreeing to hire Brooklyn Nets assistant GM Trajan Langdon to serve as Pelicans GM and work with Griffin:
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Langdon — an NBA alumnus and former EuroLeague standout — joined Brooklyn’s front office as assistant GM in 2016. He helped oversee a rebuild that led to the Nets making a surprise run to the playoffs this season.
New Orleans also faces a crucial decision about whether or not to enter a “rebuild.” The Pelicans have made some indication that they are reluctant to trade Davis, but also hold a ton of leverage in terms of the haul they could receive for their superstar forward.
And with the opportunity to draft Zion Williamson this summer, New Orleans could acquire a group of immensely talented youngsters to pair with the likes of Jrue Holiday and Julius Randle.
New Orleans is reportedly going to meet with Davis in the next week, at which point Griffin will likely have a clearer vision on how he will handle the star’s future with the organization.