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2020 NBA Draft: New Orleans Pelicans trade 24th pick to Denver and Nuggets select RJ Hampton

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More future draft compensation headed to New Orleans

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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.

According to Shams Charania, Andrew Lopez and Zach Lowe, the Pelicans are receiving a 2023 lottery-protected first round pick from the Nuggets.

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.

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