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 Denzel Valentine narrowly edged out Dragan Bender and Jaylen Brown for the 7th spot. Today we are on #8 and will continue to progress through until the NBA Draft on June 23rd.
The Bird Writes Community Big Board
- Brandon Ingram
- Ben Simmons
- Buddy Hield
- Jamal Murray
- Kris Dunn
- Marquese Chriss
- Denzel Valentine
- 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.