New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins to Be Joined by All-Star Point Guard?

By Nikko Villanueva, Posted: 05/13/17 12:06AM EDT

The New Orleans Pelicans have two key players they can build around for a successful future. These are All-Star big men Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins. But for them to truly contend, they might need one more star and it could be the soon-to-be free agent Kyle Lowry. 

ESPN reported earlier this week that Lowry expressed the desire to opt out of his deal with the Toronto Raptors. This was after a heartbreaking sweep the Raptors suffered in the second round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs versus the Cleveland Cavaliers. Aside from this, the 31-year-old shared his only desire at this point in his career, an NBA championship. 

Following Lowry's revelation, there were rumors that he plans to have a fresh start by heading back to the Western Conference. This led to him being connected to several teams in the West who are seeking for a playmaker. 

If it is true that Lowry is looking forward to coming back to the West, the Pelicans may want to have him on their free agency radar. According to Pelican Debrief, they should consider him as a potential replacement for Jrue Holiday who is also set to become a free agent. The longtime New Orleans starter is rumored to be leaving this summer for better opportunities.

Lowry will be more than just a replacement at point guard for the Pelicans if they acquire him. The 31-year-old gives them an All-Star who is capable of scoring and facilitating the offense. He would be part of a Big Three that has the potential of launching the franchise to playoff contention. 

So far, the team being strongly connected to Lowry is the Philadelphia 76ers. The Philadelphia Inquirer was among the ones who first reported the mutual interest between both sides. 

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