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A free agent possibility for the Pelicans


New Orleans, La. - As of midnight Monday, NBA teams are able to begin conversations with free agents they might want to acquire, although pen can't go to paper until July 11th. And, according to Pelicans general manager Dell Demps, the team is going to be aggressive in addressing needs.

Assuming the draft day Jrue Holiday deal goes through on the 11th as planned, the biggest need may be at small forward, where the name of Al Farouq-Aminu has barely been mentioned this off season. He's worked out with teammates, but the free agent may not be in the Pelicans' plans.

With a little under 6-million dollars in salary cap space to work with, and a possible ceiling of 12-million, one candidate might be Andre Igoudala, late of the Denver Nuggets and a former teammate of Holiday's in Philadelphia.

He's not a fire starter on offense, but he knows how to work off the ball and finish at the rim. He's also a forward after Pelicans' coach Monty Williams' heart...valuing defense above offense.

The 29-year-old Igoudala opted out of the final year of his contract in Denver, which would have paid him 16 million dollars this coming season.

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