With three point guards potentially bound to go in the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft, the New Orleans Pelicans are bound to be in position to take one of them, if not the cream of the crop in Trey Burke out of Michigan. Burke is one of the few players coming out of this year’s draft that look to be NBA-ready. The Pelicans currently have Greivis Vasquez starting at point, but Burke would provide them with an instant upgrade at the backup spot right away. Sooner or later in the season, Burke would definitely get his shot to start. Paired up with shooting guard Eric Gordon, they would be a phenomenal young tandem for years to come. With Gordon’s ability to fill it up on top of Burke’s talent not only shooting the ball but in distributing to his teammates – 6.6 assists per game last season – these two could be a match made for each other in the back court. New Orleans definitely has a ways to go in order to compete for a title, but solidifying the point guard position for the next several years will be a temptation tough to pass up. The biggest reason the Pelicans don’t take Burke, potentially, is if Georgetown small forward Otto Porter is available by some chance.
New Orleans Pelicans and Trey Burke are an Excellent Fit
Rant Sports | Jun 3