The New Orleans Pelicans recently lost to the Miami Heat in the Kyle Lowry sweepstakes. And to add insult to injury, they also lost Lonzo Ball in a sign-and-trade deal to the Chicago Bulls.

The Pelicans obviously planned to pair Lowry with Zion Williamson that’s why they cleared as much cap space as possible by sending Eric Bledsoe and Steven Adams to the Memphis Grizzlies.

The NBA recently opened an investigation regarding possible tampering violations on the recent deals that happened too quickly as news broke that both Ball and Lowry were signing their respective deals with their respective teams prior to the official start of free agency.