The New Orleans meeting is expected to include Mickey Loomis, the Pelicans' head of basketball operations and the NFL Saints' executive vice president and general manager, as well as Pelicans GM Dell Demps and coach Monty Williams. The Pelicans are expected to offer a contract paying close to $3 million in the first season. At least three other teams are expected to offer similar money, a league source said.
What this probably means is a S&T with Portland for their $2.65 million cap room MLE. The Pelicans have to send back at least $1.75 million in salary. Roberts and Miller combined aren't quite enough, only $1.57 million. Have Jackson or Thomas actually signed with the team yet? If they have then they may not be eligible to be traded which would mean you have to start looking at Rivers or Smith to make the full cap room MLE work.
This post was edited on 7/16 at 8:24 am