Free agency is almost upon us, and teams are reportedly striking deals all over the place before the official bell rings to signal the start of the summer extravaganza.
Big names have been bandied about almost everywhere with cap space, and it’s not clear where guys like Al Horford, Kawhi Leonard, or Jimmy Butler will sign. Then again, the New Orleans Pelicans are making moves without having to fully concentrate on the massive max slot they have available.
The Pelicans will need some scoring out of their frontcourt, particularly by players who can stretch the floor. Melli should be able to do that quite well, as he has shot 38% and 40% from the 3-point line over the past two seasons, respectively.
It’s not the sexiest deal as we head into Sunday, but it’s the kind of team building that we should expect from a franchise that wants to compete in the Western Conference in the next two years.