Who Will The New Orleans Pelicans Draft?
Thursday night is the 2016 NBA Draft. The Philadelphia 76ers have the #1 overall pick, and it looks like they're set to draft former LSU star Ben Simmons.
But for basketball fans in Louisiana, that pick won't be the end of their night. The New Orleans Pelicans hold the 6th overall pick, and are looking to find someone who can help their team to a good enough record to escape the NBA Draft Lottery next year.
Kris Dunn from Provenience makes the most sense for Nola, if he's available. But the team hasn't ruled out trading the pick either, because the Draft isn't their only upcoming worry. Here's more from the Louisiana Radio Network:
"The Pelicans have three picks in the NBA Draft, including the number six overall selection. Once the draft concludes, the Pelicans will focus on free-agency. Eric Gordon, Ryan Anderson and Norris Cole are players that the Pelicans will have a chance to re-sign, but General Manager Dell Demps says it (the pick) has to be a good fit.
The Pelicans have released their summer league schedule. They’ll play at least three games in Las Vegas, starting with the Lakers on July 8th."