Davion Mitchell #45 of the Baylor Bears goes up for a basket as Corey Kispert #24 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs defends (Picture by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Photographs)
The New Orleans Pelicans didn’t get any luck within the NBA Draft lottery, so they’ll select tenth within the upcoming NBA Draft.
The Pelicans solely had a slight probability to leap into the highest 4, so it wasn’t a giant shock after they stayed at 10, although it was disappointing.
The Pelicans have quite a lot of choices with this choose and are more likely to discover commerce prospects utilizing it as an asset.
However that is additionally a really deep draft, and although there’s a consensus prime 5, there are nonetheless some excellent gamers who would assist repair a few of their obtrusive holes.
New Orleans Pelicans: Two gamers for the tenth choose within the NBA Draft
I’ve already written rather a lot about Davion Mitchell and Corey Kispert, so I received’t belabor the purpose, however they’re the 2 guys most mocked to the Pelicans with the tenth choose.
This is smart, as Mitchell is considered among the best one-on-one defenders on this draft, is electrical within the open courtroom and might shoot the 3-point shot. He’s already drawing comparisons to Donovan Mitchell, and no, the 2 usually are not associated.
Kispert additionally makes a variety of sense and could be the good prospect for this present Pelicans’ roster. He’s most likely one of the best shooter within the draft, and regardless that he doesn’t challenge to be an awesome defender, he has good measurement and may be capable of not less than maintain his personal.
I believe if both of these two are nonetheless on the board when the New Orleans Pelicans select with the tenth choose, they’ll get an extended look and I wouldn’t be in any respect stunned if one among them is in New Orleans subsequent season.