The New Orleans Pelicans stumbled upon some newly found cap space and should not be hesitant on using it for a player that can help the team.
It appeared as if the New Orleans Pelicans were done making moves in the offseason and that the current roster would be the roster that the team rolled with on Opening Night. That has now changed as the Pelicans have been given some extra cap space from the NBA.
Per Shams Charania of The Athletic, the NBA decided to award the Pelicans the Disabled Player Exception for the loss of Darius Miller. The exception is worth half of what Miller would have made this season, giving the Pelicans $3.625 million to spend that will not count against the cap.
The Pelicans are not going to get some sort of revolutionary player with $3.625 million. That is unless they want me to play for them — I’ll take a 10th of that to go in and embarrass myself for three minutes a game.
$3.625 million is not a lot by NBA terms and there really is not much left on the free-agent market. The players that are still available at the end of September are still available for a reason.
However, that does not mean that every player that is still available is useless as there are some players that have some value to offer the Pelicans. Here are three of those players that the Pelicans should look to add with the newfound cap space.