New Orleans Pelicans Trade Up For “Potential”
The New Orleans Pelicans went for immediate help in the First Round of the NBA Draft when they took Oklahoma shooting guard Buddy Hield with the 6th overall pick. But when the Second Round came up, General Manager Dell Demps looked to the future.
Here's more from the Louisiana Radio Network:
"In the second round, the Pelicans traded their two selections so they can move up in the draft and take Kansas forward Cheick Diallo. The six-foot-nine native of Africa only averaged three points a game last season, but the team likes his potential."
Now Diallo was not actually selected by the Pelicans. He was chosen 33rd overall by the Los Angeles Clippers, and was then traded to New Orleans.