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2016 The Bird Writes Community NBA Draft Board: Pick No. 18

Building a big board for the New Orleans Pelicans.

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It's been a long time since the New Orleans Pelicans had a lottery draft pick. Sure, they've been in the lottery, but those picks were ultimately traded or already owed elsewhere. Understandably we might be a little out of practice. Three years ago we did a community draft board and it's time to bring it back.

This is a "big board" and not a mock draft. Yesterday Wade Baldwin locked up the 17th spot on our big board. Today we are on #18 and will continue to progress through until the NBA Draft on June 23rd.

The Bird Writes Community Big Board

  1. Brandon Ingram
  2. Ben Simmons
  3. Buddy Hield
  4. Jamal Murray
  5. Kris Dunn
  6. Marquese Chriss
  7. Denzel Valentine
  8. Dragan Bender
  9. Jaylen Brown
  10. Timothe Luwawu
  11. Skal Labissiere
  12. Deyonta Davis
  13. Furkan Korkmaz
  14. Taurean Prince
  15. Domantas Sabonis
  16. Jakob Poeltl
  17. Wade Baldwin
  18. Voting Today!

Vote for who you would like the Pelicans to select considering all of the remaining players available. Do not try to hop into the mind of Dell Demps and select who he would pick at the time, we're looking for your opinion alone. Act as if you are the General Manager of the Pelicans (without Mickey Loomis and Tom Benson doing whatever it is they do over Dell's shoulder) and select the player you think fits best with Anthony Davis for the Pelicans. Also, keep in mind the perceived value of a prospect around the league. Could the Pelicans draft a certain prospect that doesn't "fit" and trade them for a lesser valued prospect who does?

Explain your selection in the comments and suggest recommendations for who should be in the poll the following day. Each poll will run for until 9 AM the following day. New polls will be posted at noon.