Pelicans willing to move pick, interested in Magic’s Ross

Pelicans star big man Anthony Davis remains sidelined with an injured finger.

The New Orleans Pelicans are more than open to moving their first-round pick, perhaps in exchange for a wing type player, according to a report from Sean Deveney of Sporting News.

One such player is Orlando Magic small forward swingman Terrence Ross, Deveney reported, adding that Ross will be a free agent this summer and “uncertain to re-sign with the Magic.”

Right now, that Pelicans’ first-rounder would fall into the late lottery, as they currently do not have one of the top eight records in the Western Conference.

It is no secret the Pelicans are looking for help for star big man Anthony Davis, who can sign a supermax contract extension during the offseason.

Davis has said winning is a bigger priority than money at this stage of his career. He is under contract through the end of next season and met with the Pelicans’ front office at the beginning of the year.

While Davis has been mentioned as a target of the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics, he has not expressed a desire to be traded.

The Pelicans have also been linked to Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love, though they have not made contact with the Cavs, sources told Amico Hoops.