GM Dell Demps did not rule out a potential trade of Eric Gordon in the offseason.
The writing has been on the wall since the team re-signed him as a restricted free agent before the season. Still owed north of $40 million over the next three seasons, Gordon has had back and knee issues continually throughout his brief career. It will be difficult to acquire a package deemed satisfactory unless the Pelicans are just looking to get out from under that contract, and the latter scenario is entirely plausible. Gordon has clashed with coach Monty Williams and said last summer he didn't want the Hornets to match the offer sheet he signed with Phoenix.
Greivis Vasquez will train with Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook in the offseason.
All three players share the same agent, but it definitely can't hurt Vasquez's development as he works on his game and becoming a focal point for the Pelicans.
Brian Roberts started against the Mavericks on Wednesday and had 13 points, three boards, six assists and two 3-pointers in 42 minutes during a 99-87 loss.
He proved to be one of the better backups in the NBA and was able to show what he could do with Greivis Vasquez dealing with an ankle injury this month. GV is in the running for Most Improved Player and Roberts isn't likely to unseat him in the near future.
Al-Farouq Aminu grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds to go with 16 points and one board in 34 minutes against the Mavericks on Wednesday.
He's one of the best rebounding small forwards in the NBA, but his offense has been a liability for the Hornets most of the season. The Hornets will likely address small forward in the offseason.
Anthony Davis said his biggest focus for the offseason is to get stronger.
Davis' 6'10/220 frame just couldn't handle the NBA's bigger interior players. It also played a role in him missing 18 games (21.9 percent) as a rookie. The fact that Davis was still able to average 13.5 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.8 blocks speaks to his monstrous upside. Still just 20 years old, the Kentucky product has plenty of room for explosive growth.
Greivis Vasquez will miss the Hornets' season finale with a right ankle injury.
Vasquez has been dealing with a right ankle injury since the beginning of the year and recently admitted he's less than 100 percent. With the Hornets not making the playoffs, it makes sense to give him the final night off and let him rest and rehab the ankle in the offseason. Brian Roberts will get the start as a strong plug-n-play option in fantasy.
Greivis Vasquez (ankle) returned to action on Sunday with 11 points, three rebounds and four assists in 36 minutes.
He hit just 5-of-16 field goals, didn't attempt any free throws, and didn't get any steals, and he'll be looking for revenge vs. the Mavericks in Wednesday's season finale.