(WVUE) - Just before the NBA's trade deadline hit, the Pelicans completed a trade with the Orlando Magic, sending Dante' Cunningham to the Magic for Rashad Vaughn. GM Dell Demps' final move before the horn sounded won't move the needle on the Pelicans playoff chances.
But, trading for Vaughn does give the team some depth in the backcourt and some much-needed length at the guard position. In exchange for Vaughn, the Pels had to give up Cunningham, who's one of the teams better perimeter defenders.
Cunningham was with the Pelicans the past four seasons and, as good as he was on defense, he left a lot to be desired on offense, averaging just 5-points per game this season
Vaughn, who was traded from Milwaukee to Brooklyn on Monday, played just one game with the Nets before getting traded to New Orleans today. It remains to be seen if he'll be a Pelican for long.