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Next moves for the Pelicans: How to handle AD, Holiday trades

What's next for the Pelicans? Justin Ford/USA TODAY Sports

Ten months ago, the New Orleans Pelicans were being celebrated for a commanding first-round playoff sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers. Now, franchise player Anthony Davis has asked to be traded; the man in charge of basketball operations, Dell Demps, was fired; and the Pelicans enter the most important offseason in franchise history.

With New Orleans on the verge of being eliminated from the postseason race, let's look ahead to the free-agency, draft and trade decisions facing the franchise this offseason -- starting with the hiring of a new general manager.

Note: This is the first in our series breaking down the offseason moves for all 30 teams.