Pelicans acquire McCollum headed into All-Star break

Jude Papillion, Sports Editor

The New Orleans Pelicans made significant changes to their roster before the NBA’s trade deadline, acquiring CJ McCollum, Larry Nance Jr. and Tony Snell from the Portland Trailblazers in exchange for Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Josh Hart, Didi Louzada, Tomáš Satoranský and three draft picks.

McCollum went 15-7-5 in his debut against Miami on Feb. 10. After their last game, a 121-109 home loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, the Pelicans now stand at 23-35. 

New Orleans will face Dallas at home on Feb. 17 before the NBA’s All-Star break. The revitalized Pelicans will return for their final 23 games on Feb. 25.