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The At the Hive Community Pelicans Draft Board: Pick #1

Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

Welcome to the At the Hive Community Pelicans Draft Board!

In what's become something of an annual tradition since the departure of David West, we turn now to what you, the readers, deem to be the most estimable methods for the franchise to proceed.

As with last year, we'll go through each draft selection spot (up to about 10), hold a poll on who should be chosen there, and you'll have the opportunity to explain your pick in the comments and lobby for future picks. Our critically acclaimed Better Know a Prospect series will be making some appearances to augment whatever selection spot we happen to be on.

We'll begin today with the #1 overall selection on our Big Board. Keep in mind that this isn't a mock draft. Vote for who you'd select for the Hornets at #1. But also keep in mind that draft prospect value can certainly be a consideration; even if you strongly feel that, say, Nerlens Noel, would be a horrible fit, let's keep his general league valuation, potential for trades for different pieces, and so forth in mind. Personally, I'd take Noel here on that basis alone (though I also happen to think Noel paired with Davis would be fantastic in its own right).

Feel free to explain why you picked your player in the comments, and here are some BKAPs to aid in your decision:

Better Know a Prospect: Nerlens Noel, C, Kentucky
Better Know a Prospect: Ben McLemore, G, Kansas
Better Know a Prospect: Otto Porter, F, Georgetown
Better Know a Prospect: Victor Oladipo, G, Indiana
Better Know a Prospect: Trey Burke, G, Michigan