May 22, 2013

Pelicans Land the 6th Pick in the Draft

Last night the NBA held its Draft Lottery and the New Orleans Pelicans came away with the 6th pick. When looking at the odds, the 6th pick was the most likely scenario with a 36% chance of that happen and once the Wizards moved up from the 8th spot into the top 3, the only hope was that New Orleans had also moved up. Dell Demps said that the Pelicans were only one lotto ball away from leaping into the #3 spot, but it wasn't meant to be and now the team drafts sixth.

Now that the order is set, what will New Orleans do with the pick? There are lots of options and with the cap room that the Pelicans have this offseason, they can be a big player in making deals. Will they move the pick, package it with players and acquire picks and players, or stay pat and selected at the 6th spot? That's what the next month or so holds for NBA fans to ponder.

Here's a look at some very early mock drafts and who they project the Pelicans to select:

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