Another Rivers in Los Angeles?

New Orleans decision to trade for and absorb Omer Asik's contract for 2014-15 was made not only to help on the court next season but also to help clear salary cap space as they chase big-ticket free agents. Whether such a free agent will actually consider the Pelicans as a prime destination remains to be seen, but that's what New Orleans is going for, and it could come at the expense of Austin Rivers.