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Pelicans Pick Up Option on Jahlil Okafor

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The New Orleans Pelicans have picked up the option on center Jahlil Okafor for next season, according to ESPN’s Malika Andrews.

The option will cost $1.7 million, and given the resurgent play of Okafor, who seemed headed for bust status prior to getting a chance in New Orleans, it’s an affordable price to pay.

Okafor really shined when he took over playing time from Anthony Davis last season and finished the year averaging 8.2 points and 4.7 rebounds per game

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Pelicans’ Derrick Favors Posts Farewell to Jazz

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Pelicans’ Stanley Johnson Set to Hit Free Agency

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New Orleans Pelicans forward Stanley Johnson is set to hit free agency after the team declined to extend him a qualifying offer, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

By doing so, the Pelicans will have around $28 million in cap space as they enter free agency.

Johnson could be a target of teams such as the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Pelicans’ Julius Randle To Decline Player Option

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New Orleans Pelicans’ forward Julius Randle will decline his player option for the 2019-2020 season and hit the free agent market, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

Randle would have collected more than $9 million next season if he opted to pick up the option.

Instead, Randle will hit the market where is expected to draw interest from teams such as the New York Knicks and the Phoenix Suns, among others.

Randle is coming off a career year in which he posted 21.4 points per game for New Orleans.

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