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Game Preview: New Orleans Pelicans Look to Ground Atlanta Hawks

While Golden State is watching every move the Cavaliers make, for the National Basketball Association at-large, the bigger news to come is that there's a for sale sign on everyone in Atlanta, most specifically Paul Millsap, the team's all-star power forward who is set to be a free agent this summer.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to add a 3-point shooter to their roster.

Korver, 35, joined the Atlanta Hawks in 2012 after a successful tenure with the Chicago Bulls.

The game was over nearly as soon as it started as New Orleans raced out to a 34-14 lead after the first quarter and a 66-44 lead at halftime.

The Pelicans couldn't find an offensive rhythm beyond the 3-point line, failing to crack the 100-point barrier for the second straight game, despite making 13 of their first 27 3-pointers.

Millsap is the most attractive player on the trade block right now, and even though the Hawks could've landed much more for him over the summer (or even before last year's trade deadline), it's imperative they cash out sooner than later.

"I think guys are pretty hurt about it". You never know what can happen, with any team. Korver is a smart player and capable team defender that will need protecting, and was able to exist on several great defensive teams in Atlanta. It's one thing to run into pockets of hardwood opened up by Dennis Schröder's movement and passing, but Korver is going to have pastures in front of him in Cleveland. "The Hawks are going to do what is best for them".

"Obviously, it's a great opportunity for me to go to Cleveland", Korver said after not playing for Atlanta on Thursday night in New Orleans. "That's what makes this hard".

Despite a monster double-double from Anthony Davis (20 points, 19 rebounds) - who produced 12 points and 11 boards in the fourth quarter alone - Atlanta came up with the biggest plays in crunch time, pulling out a road victory at the Smoothie King Center.

"We weren't moving the ball", Davis said.

However, while most of these trade rumors were focused on Paul Millsap, it was reported on Thursday that the Hawks are actually finalizing a deal to move another former Jazzman, Kyle Korver.

The Pelicans begin a five-game, 10-day road trip Saturday night in Boston. "We don't want to let our team down so we have to go out there, play with a chip on our shoulder, play with energy, be aggressive and just keep battling".

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