Pelicans Expected To Name Bryson Graham As GM

The Pelicans are expected to promote assistant general manager Bryson Graham to be their new GM, sources tell Will Guillory and Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link).

Graham will be replacing Trajan Langdon, who is heading to Detroit to be the Pistons’ president of basketball operations. Michael Scotto of HoopsHype recently reported that Graham would likely be the top candidate for a promotion to GM if Langdon were to leave the organization. Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports reported similarly last summer.

Graham has been with New Orleans since 2010, initially starting as an intern and steadily working his way up the ranks through the team’s front office. He played college basketball for three years at Texas A&M before getting an NBA job.

“I think he’s really good,” one NBA executive said of Graham a couple years ago. “He’s smart, he works hard and he knows his s–t. (He) will be a GM in the next five years.”

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