The Pelicans haven't had a non-draft acquisition this big since the Boogie Cousins trade. I wouldn't count the Anthony Davis trade because that was something that had to happen. With Boogie and now CJ, these trades were a shock when they happened. This trade is huge for the Pelicans for multiple reasons.
It was reported today that Zion Williamson suffered another setback. After experiencing consistent soreness, it was revealed that the bone in his foot began regressing and wasn't healing like it was supposed to. So in turn, they began to decrease his workload so his foot can heal correctly.
Things just keep getting worse for the New Orleans Pelicans as the team announced today that guard Kira Lewis Jr. will be out indefinitely after suffering a torn ACL and a Grade 2 MCL sprain in his right knee.
This summer for the Pelicans has been anything less than chaotic. From the firing of head coach Stan Van Gundy to losing Lonzo Ball to the David Griffin and Zion schism, and finally to the seemingly fine but weird media day from Zion life as a Pelicans fan has not been easy. One bright spot on this team has continuously been rookie and 17th pick Trey Murphy.