Pelicans Shop Morrow, Bobcats Interested

February 19 at 4:44pm CST By Chuck Myron

4:44pm: Morrow is the most likely trade candidate among the Pelicans guards rumored to be on the block, Deveney tweets.

WEDNESDAY, 2:07pm: The Bobcats are eyeing Morrow, according to Sean Deveney of The Sporting News, who seconds an earlier report that Charlotte is also in on Arron Afflalo. Deveney adds that Morrow is expected to opt out of his deal this summer.

TUESDAY, 8:56am: The Pelicans are looking to unload Anthony Morrow for a draft pick, reports Ken Berger of CBSSports.com (Twitter link). New Orleans has been busy in trade chatter of the last week or two, as reports have indicated the team is looking for upgrades and wants to find a big man, while Eric Gordon, Austin Rivers and Pierre Jackson appear to be the block.

Morrow is on the fringe of the Pelicans’ rotation, averaging 15.6 minutes per game, but the career 42.9% three-point shooter is exceeding even that impressive mark this season, knocking down 48% of his long-range attempts. He signed a two-year minimum-salary deal this past summer that includes a player option for next season.

Pelicans coach Monty Williams insists the team isn’t looking to trade either Gordon or Tyreke Evans, as he told reporters yesterday. John Reid of The Times Picayune shares Williams’ remarks.

”I don’t know where all that stuff comes from man,’’ Williams said. ”It’s silly to me to put guys names out there like that. I don’t know how to answer that. I’m focused on tomorrow’s practice. As far as I know, those guys are going to be here. All the trade stuff, I guess there is nothing else to talk about. It’s not something we put a lot of stock into as coaches.’’

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