Pelicans can't find decent deals at trade deadline Pelicans can't find decent deals at trade deadline New York Knicks shooting guard J.R. Smith (8) drives against New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Eric Gordon (10) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. The Knicks won 98-91. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman) The Associated Press March 08, 2014 Comments With Thursday's NBA trading deadline passing, the Pelicans have not made any late-hour moves, meaning their next deal won't come until the offseason. The Pelicans are 23-30, eight games out of the Western Conference's final playoff spot heading into Thursday night's action. New Orleans' has been hampered by injuries to high-scoring forward Ryan Anderson and starting point guard Jrue Holiday. Barring a draft-day deal, the Pelicans won't likely have a first-round pick in this June's NBA draft. Philadelphia owns New Orleans' pick unless it falls in the top five. New Orleans may have to rely on free-agency or offseason trades to bolster next season's roster.