In recent days, rumors have been flying about the availability of Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson, who is set to become a free agent this summer. Teams have been calling New Orleans with trade proposals, but according to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein, it hasn’t been the Pelicans that have instigated the talks.
Anderson, when healthy, is a valuable player who could help a lot of teams as a stretch-four. The Pelicans aren’t going to give him up for nothing, and they’re hoping that with Tyreke Evans finally healthy, they can finally turn around what was a dismal start to the season. Still, don’t be surprised if they shake things up before the deadline.