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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?

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[Editor's Note: This post will be updated throughout the day with the latest news and rumors around the league. Keep checking back for new information as it becomes available.]

Welcome to the 2016 NBA Draft. Finally the New Orleans Pelicans will do something. We all hope that something will be intelligent and not rash or short sighted. The franchise will add more talent and the product on the floor will improve. Pelican fans everywhere can go back to enjoying rooting for the team we support to win games, instead of lose them in order to accumulate ping pong balls.

Who should don a Pelicans uniform beside Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday? Who do the experts think New Orleans will select? Who does our intrepid blogging staff believe is the correct selection? Glad you asked. We've got you covered.

Below are our own profiles of a wide variety of prospects, including nearly half the projected lottery. Further down you can find the latest mock drafts, news, and rumors swirling around the draft. Last is our big board, with the input of the community as well.

New Orleans owns three picks in the draft; 6th, 39th, and 40th.

What: 2016 NBA Draft

When: 6 PM Central

Where: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY

TV: ESPN (1602 - AT&T UVerse, 808 - Charter, 1035 - Cox, 206 - DirecTV)

Streaming: WatchESPN or ESPN App

Alternative Coverage: The Vertical

Draft Profiles

Probable Picks

Possible Picks

Extremely Unlikely Picks

Latest News and Rumors

Latest mock draft round-up

Our staff predictions

Atlanta Hawks, Indiana Pacers, and Utah Jazz complete three team trade sending Jeff Teague to Indiana, George Hill to Utah, and the 12th pick to Atlanta.

Atlanta Hawks are shopping the 12th and 21st picks

New York Knicks trade Robin Lopez, Jose Calderon, and Jerian Grant for Derrick RoseThe Vertical

ESPN Grade A Draft: Pelicans select Kris Dunn, Malcolm Brogdon, and Jarrod Uthoff

Pelicans keeping quiet on draft many are calling hard to predict - The New Orleans Advocate

Pelicans should absolutely get in on Lamb and the 22nd pick.

Sixers are probably chasing a guard. Kris Dunn or Jamal Murray might make sense. Or they love Buddy Hield.

Brooklyn Nets new GM Sean Marks seems to understand sunk costs. What's it like to have a GM in charge who does? Pelican fans may never know.

Not looking like either of Kris Dunn or Buddy Hield will be on the board when the Pelicans pick. Jamal Murray suddenly the favorite?

Big Board

Full details can be found here!

  1. Ben Simmons
  2. Brandon Ingram
  3. Buddy Hield
  4. Jamal Murray
  5. Kris Dunn
  6. Dragan Bender
  7. Denzel Valentine
  8. Marquese Chriss
  9. Domantas Sabonis
  10. Jaylen Brown