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2016 NBA Draft

Biggest regrets from the New Orleans Pelicans offseason

The summer could have tasted even sweeter.

Terrence Jones, the majority’s choice for New Orleans Pelicans best offseason move

Many love Anthony Davis’ former college teammate, but there were several other favorites selected as well.

Buddy Hield's career may be grander than imagined

Time for naysayers to realize what Kobe Bryant and other important opinions see: the prolific scorer out of Oklahoma can be a phenomenal player. Don't be surprised if resident superstar Anthony Davis ends up learning a thing or two from his newest teammate.

Grading Cheick Diallo, the Pelicans newest project

Could the young center out of Kansas unknowingly be a slam dunk?

Dell Demps earns excellent grade after solid draft

Leaving a draft with two first round talents? Well done Mr. Demps.

Grading Buddy Hield, Anthony Davis newest sidekick

Is there reason for everyone to be running around the streets of New Orleans with Buddy love?

The Buddy (Hield) System: Fit And Free Agency

Buddy Hield is a New Orleans Pelican. How does he fit the roster and how does he help New Orleans heading into free agency?

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Anthony "Cat" Barber to play for Pelicans summer league squad

Barber worked out for the Pelicans in May and Dell Demps and company must have liked what they saw. He's a shoot first guard out of NC State. Last year he averaged 23.5 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 4.5 assists for the Wolfpack.

Pelicans trade for rights to Cheick Diallo

Pelicans cash in their 39th and 40th picks of the second round to move up and draft a freshman center from the University of Kansas.

Pelicans select Buddy Hield with 6th pick

The New Orleans Pelicans selected Buddy Hield, a shooting guard out of Oklahoma, with the 6th pick in the 2016 NBA draft.

A plan for Dell Demps if he sells a draft pick

Banking Bad: If Dell Demps revisits his old friend, I've devised a plan on how the money received should be spent!

2016 NBA Draft: Final mock draft round up

Sounds like the Pelicans are going to take a guard. Now if all these mock drafts had any idea which guard is going to be available.

Buddy Hield to Pelicans in final ESPN Mock Draft

Chad Ford's final version appears to be the correct one.

2016 NBA Draft: The Bird Writes Big Board 2.0

Buddy Hield locks up the third spot behind Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram

Eliminating Omer Asik's contract with the 6th pick

How the New Orleans Pelicans can benefit by dumping Omer Asik's contract.

2016 NBA Draft: Open Thread and Information HQ

The Bird Writes official draft day page for the 2016 NBA Draft. Who will join Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday in a Pelicans uniform tonight?

Kay Felder could be Pelicans pick in 2nd round

Don't play yourself Pelicans, draft Kay Felder with one of your two second round picks.

An ESPN Mock Draft that gets TBW stamp of approval

From New Orleans point of view, Kevin Pelton's version deserves two thumbs up!

Buddy Hield tops our Pelicans pick predictions

Buddy Hield seems like the favorite on our staff.

Pelicans should trade their pick for D'Angelo

Shooting, physical tools, basketball IQ, and youth. Russell is the only guard to check every box the Pelicans could reasonably obtain.

Running Diary: SB Nation Blogger Mock Draft

It is hard enough when the trades are fake and there is no owner to stare over your shoulder.

ESPN recalibrate mock, have Pelicans select Brown

The Boston Celtics will likely influence the outcome of the 2016 NBA Draft for a number of teams including the New Orleans Pelicans.

Blogger Mock Draft: Pelicans select Taurean Prince

A 3&D wing on the roster? Is this real life?

Opinions split on preferred prospect for the Pels

Our writers have a wide variety of favorite prospects.

Blogger Mock Draft: Pelicans select Kris Dunn

New Orleans was a terrible defensive team last season. Selecting Kris Dunn is the first step to rectifying that weakness.

Jaylen Brown tops list of least favorite prospects

An elite athlete? Sure. Brown falls woefully short in all other areas.

Stu Jackson divulges his draft picks for Pelicans

The television analyst is a fan of the talent level in the 2016 Draft and a huge proponent of franchises taking the time to build a roster from the ground up.

2016 Prospect Profile: Domantas Sabonis

Fitting the right big man beside Anthony Davis could happen on draft night.

Dragan Bender, an all-or-nothing bet for Pelicans

It is difficult to win big without risking loss. Bender presents the highest stakes, and the greatest possible reward.

2016 The Bird Writes Draft Board: Pick #20

Building a big board for the New Orleans Pelicans.

Jamal Murray presents the chance to try youth

Murray could have enormous upside thanks to his relative youth.

Pelicans to pass on Hield and Bender for Murray?

Alvin Gentry reportedly covets Kris Dunn, but New Orleans has to settle for another highly regarded guard.