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The New Orleans Pelicans will either have three wing players who use a ton of possessions, or they'll have one of the most expensive sixth men the game has ever seen.
Taking a chance on Tyreke Evans isn't a bad idea in a vacuum. A change of scenery and the players around him should help, and the talent is still there.
But is New Orleans the right landing spot? Jrue Holiday and Eric Gordon can really defend and score, and Evans requires the ball as much as they both do to be truly effective. Evans might make sense as an insurance policy for the injury-prone Gordon, but he hasn't been exactly healthy himself over the years.
Re-signing Al-Farouq Aminu was a pretty good move, however, in hopes that he can be a transition player and solid rebounder who doesn't need touches.
Losing Robin Lopez will hurt, and the Pelicans did little to replace him. Anthony Davis should make big strides and Ryan Anderson is a great stretch 4, but the Hornets might miss Lopez's big body and effort this season.
The jury is out on how the Pelicans did in free agency, but one has to wonder if a better fit than Evans would have been willing to play in New Orleans next season.