Josh Hart Rumors

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Josh Hart
Position: G
Born: 03/06/95
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:204 lbs. / 92.5 kg.
Salary: $3,491,159
There’s several reasons for bringing over Didi Louzada at this point in the season, but there are three key factors. Due to injuries sustained by the backcourt of New Orleans (Josh Hart, Nickeil Alexander-Walker and Lonzo Ball at one point in time), the Pels were in need of filling a roster spot. Louzada’s frame and skillset foot the bill. Along with the fact that the Pelicans are hard-pressed against the luxury tax (his tax hit would count as zero years of service because he was drafted by the Pels) and the fiery Brazilian has a lot to learn about what New Orleans does on the floor, the timing makes sense.
Teams in need of a point guard are preparing for Ball in free agency even with the Pelicans owning matching rights. New Orleans has only $91 million on its books for next season, giving the team cap space and plenty of room under the tax line. But Josh Hart, who has also been proficient playing alongside Williamson, will also be a restricted free agent — and likely will be a more cost-efficient option than Ball. Attempts to move Eric Bledsoe, who is owed $18 million next year, haven’t been successful.