The New Orleans Pelicans are coming off an atrocious season where they missed out on the playoffs once again under head coach Stan Van Gundy. Since, he’s been fired after just one year in charge. Zion Williamson desperately needs more help around him and according to the Action Network’s Matt Moore, the Pelicans plan to pursue Raptors veteran Kyle Lowry in Free Agency.

Lowry will be the toughest get. Philadelphia, Miami and New Orleans are among the expected suitors for Lowry. The Pelicans would have to find a taker for Eric Bledsoe to make such a deal happen.

Lonzo Ball was almost moved at the deadline and is expected to potentially be on his way out this summer as well. While Ball did show promise at times, his backcourt partner in Eric Bledsoe was disappointing, averaging just 12.2 points per game.

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The Pelicans need more playmaking and shooting. Lowry would bring both to the table along with experience. The Raptors guard might only have a couple of years left in the league, but he is still valuable. Lowry averaged 17.2 points and 7.3 assists per night last season while shooting just under 40% from downtown.

In 2020/21, the Pelicans finished 25th in the league with a 34% three-point clip. Although Williamson had an All-Star campaign, the supporting cast is lacking. Lowry has been a playoff regular his entire career essentially and has every asset they need. New Orleans will surely face competition for Lowry, but this could be the missing piece to the puzzle as the Williamson and the Pelicans look to break their playoff drought.