Before committing to the Miami Heat, Kyle Lowry was one of the biggest names available in free agency. A handful of teams went all-in on their pursuit for the six-time All-Star, which included the New Orleans Pelicans. Apparently, the main reason why the Pels failed in their pursuit for Lowry has a lot to do with the way their front office handled the situation.

In a recent episode of the HoopsHype Podcast, it was revealed that at least one particular GM in the NBA believes that the Pelicans were in way over their head in their botched attempt to land Lowry:

“New Orleans tried to go big (Kyle Lowry), and they got big-timed,” one unnamed GM told host Michael Scotto. “They didn’t read the room.”

To be fair, it wasn't only the Pelicans who failed to recruit the veteran point guard. In the end, however, it was the Miami Heat that prevailed and it's no secret that going against the great Pat Riley in a bidding war doesn't usually end well for opposing teams.

The slander on the Pelicans did not end there, though. There are also those who believe that New Orleans general manager David Griffin isn't doing a great job in his current role with the team:

“From the outside looking in, New Orleans is dealing with an unclear vision,” another executive told Scotto. “They’ve got a new young, inexperienced head coach in a tough spot.”

The young and inexperienced Pelicans could have definitely benefitted from a true and tested vet like Kyle Lowry. Pairing Zion Williamson with an established playmaker could have been what the budding superstar needed to take his game to the next level. At this point, however, New Orleans has no choice but to take a different approach in terms of tapping into its young core's true potential.