The New Orleans Pelicans are moving the 24th overall pick of the 2020 NBA Draft, acquired in Monday night’s Jrue Holiday trade with the Milwaukee Bucks, to the Denver Nuggets, which was then utilized to select guard RJ Hampton, per Adrian Wojnarowski.
New Orleans is selecting RJ Hampton for the Nuggets, source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 19, 2020
Future pick going to New Orleans, sources said. https://t.co/1spqgBVsP8— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 19, 2020
This pick will be lottery-protected in 2023, source says. https://t.co/xfr0kyPO2i— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) November 19, 2020
While RJ Hampton is an interesting prospect, the Pelicans obviously were not high on him and they certainly didn’t need to pursue the addition of another guard to this roster. Apparently, New Orleans either had no targets in this area of the draft or perhaps a name or two just slipped from their grasp.
Stay tuned for further updates on Kira Lewis Jr. and the Pelicans remaining draft selections in the 2020 NBA Draft. Up next, the Pelicans are scheduled to select a player at #39 in the second round.