Imagine how decent we would've been with Vasquez and Robin Lopez. Plus Noel or McLemore plus our pick this year.
Our pick this year is most likely the late lottery which is not much better than a pick we can buy with cash. If we get really lucky in the draft we still keep it. Also the fact we did as well as we did with the injuries tells me the original trade was the right idea.
I personally am very happy with Jrue Holiday over Vasquez and McLemore. Robin Lopez would be a nice role player, but he isn't some stud we should be that pissed about. Noel hasn't done anything to warrant us to be regretful about. He also looks more like a defensive PF which I believe is not what we are looking for.
The one thing Dell has done is acknowledged that tanking for prospects every year is not necessarily the best thing to do. We hit it big with AD it is time to start surrounding him with complementary player and other potential studs.
Jrue is a stud PG who can play both ends of the floor.
Gordon while overpaid is a solid SG starter. If we move on from him fine, but the guy is a very good player.
Evans looks to be a great addition and his contract looks reasonable. He looked fantastic when he finally got starter minutes.
Anderson is one of the best shooters in the league and has probably one of the best contracts for a non rookie contract.
This team has great young talent and is capable of being competitive in the top half of the league and growing to a contender. People are complaining about the Pelicans having a few small holes as far as role players, but the Pelicans have a handful of players who would all start on most teams around the league.