The Pelicans planned to have Morante and Williamson on the same team, and the Grizzlies rejected multiple trade offers

2022-07-23 0 By

The New Orleans Pelicans selected talented forward Zion Williamson with the first overall pick in 2019, which seemed like an uncontroversial choice at the time.Before the draft, the Pelicans had just made a blockbuster trade with the Los Angeles Lakers that sent Anthony Davis to Los Angeles and landed Ingram and other talented young players, as well as the No. 4 overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft.According to NOLA.com’s Christian Clark, the Pelicans are actually looking to make an even bigger move down the road after selecting The no. 1 pick in the draft, Zion Williamson.The Pelicans reportedly offered the Grizzlies multiple trade options for their no. 2 draft pick.In the end, the Grizzlies refused to trade with the Pelicans, preferring to take a chance on Moran.”In this deal, the Pelicans want zion and Morante together, who are AAU teammates.They offered multiple trade options, including the No. 4 pick, to get the Grizzlies’ No. 2 pick.”Of course, this is only the Pelicans’ wishful thinking, because Morante’s talent is very high.So far this season, Zion is in doubt, and Morante has emerged as a rising star in the league.Williamson has played in just 85 games in his NBA career so far and has yet to appear for the Pelicans this season.