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Pelicans trading Eric Bledsoe, Steven Adams shows how misguided desire to play bully ball was

NOLA.com
 2021-07-26

Cover picture for the articleAt a time when the NBA was trending further toward skill and outside shooting, the New Orleans Pelicans wanted to be bullies. Last fall, on the heels of their dismal showing inside the Walt Disney World bubble, management made a bet by prioritizing rugged, gritty players. The Jrue Holiday mega-deal brought back a boat-load of picks and two starters in Eric Bledsoe and Steven Adams who were supposed to help the Pelicans dominate the rebounding battle and make strides on defense.

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