The NBA Draft started off with an absolute shocker as UNLV power forward Anthony Bennett was selected #1 overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
This pick was just as shocking!
With the #6 overall selection, the newly renamed New Orleans Pelicans selected Kentucky shot-blocker Nerlens Noel. However, according to NBA rumors, the Pelicans will trade Noel and a protected 2014 first round draft pick to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for all-star point guard Jrue Holiday. Protection on New Orleans’ 2014 first-rounder to Philly is picks 1-to-5, sources said.
The Pelicans also received the 76ers’ 42nd overall selection in the second-round, which turned out to be Baylor point guard Pierre Jackson, in Thursday night’s NBA draft, sources said.
Just to clarify:
New Orleans Pelicans get: Jrue Holiday, 42nd pick (Pierre Jackson)
Philadelphia 76ers get: Nerlens Noel (6th pick), protected 2014 first round pick (top 5)
We will be covering each pick of the NBA Draft all night long.
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