Pelicans to pick 6th in 2016 Draft
The New Orleans Pelicans received the sixth overall selection in the upcoming NBA Draft, as determined by the 2016 NBA Draft Lottery, which took place earlier this evening in New York.
The pick is the first lottery selection for the Pelicans since 2013, when New Orleans selected Nerlens Noel with the sixth overall selection. It is the second time in franchise history New Orleans has netted the sixth overall pick, the third highest draft position in team history.
Entering the lottery, New Orleans was slotted sixth, with a 43.9 percent chance of landing the pick.
Additionally, the Pelicans currently hold two second round draft picks – the 39th (from Denver via Philadelphia) and 40th (from Sacramento) overall selections.