Fake NBA Trade of the Day 7/10/16: Vucevic to New Orleans

Vucevic Pellies

Every day, Pick and Popovich will post one fake trade and explain why it makes sense for every team involved to make it. There are no parameters beyond fitting within the salary cap. Sometimes the trades will involve stars, others role players. They are not grounded in actual rumors, they just make sense on paper. 



New Orleans Pelicans Receive: 

Nikola Vucevic




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Orlando Magic Receive:

Tyreke Evans




Why Orlando would make this trade: The Magic could really use another shot-creator, and even if Evans isn’t a point guard he can at least carry an offense for stretches

Why New Orleans would make this trade: Omer Asik really shouldn’t be a starter, and with Buddy Hield coming in there’s no longer a need for Evans. Vucevic could give the Pelicans some real scoring out of the center position without breaking the bank as his contract is very reasonable going forward.

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