Pelicans News Around the Web (6-23-2017)


New Orleans Pelicans trade up for guard Frank Jackson

New Orleans traded up to the No. 31 pick, the first selection of the second-round, to take Duke guard Frank Jackson. The Pelicans sent the No. 40 pick and cash considerations to the Charlotte Hornets to move up nine spots and nab Jackson.
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Rod Walker: Frankly speaking, Pelicans’ draft pick Frank Jackson exudes confidence

Jackson, the 6-foot-4 combo guard out of Duke who the Pelicans moved up nine spots (from 40 to 31) to draft, is confident his new team got a steal.
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Kings trade Pelicans’ first-round pick to move down in NBA Draft

The Sacramento Kings traded the No. 10 overall selection in Thursday’s NBA Draft to, which was the draft pick they acquired in the deal that sent All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans, to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for the No. 15 and No. 20 picks in this year’s draft.
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Pelicans trade up in NBA Draft, select Duke guard Frank Jackson with 31st pick

Jackson, who left the Blue Devils after his freshman season, was the Pelicans’ first selection in the draft after shipping their first-round selection to the Sacramento Kings during the season as a part of a deal to acquire All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins.
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Pelicans trade No. 52 pick in NBA Draft to the Indiana Pacers

The New Orleans Pelicans decided to trade the 52nd overall selection in Thursday night’s NBA Draft to the Indiana Pacers in exchange for cash considerations.
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Pelicans draft pick Frank Jackson ready to show he’s ‘as good as anybody in this draft class’

It’s unclear what type of player Frank Jackson will be once he joins the New Orleans Pelicans, but there’s no doubt he’ll be coming in with enough confidence to do whatever the team asks of him.
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2017 NBA draft grades: Pelicans trade up in second round for Frank Jackson

The Pelicans made a huge splash in 2017 by trading for DeMarcus Cousins. With Cousins teaming up with the Pelicans’ big man Anthony Davis in the frontcourt, New Orleans has a promising future, though the Pelicans weren’t able to reach the playoffs.
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2017 NBA Draft: New Orleans Pelicans trade up to kick off 2nd round, select Frank Jackson

The freshman guard is still recovering from foot surgery, but his talent and lone season at Duke point to undeniable potential.
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Pelicans Stick to New Philosophy; Draft Frank Jackson

Dell Demps has found a way to get first round talent, without using a first round pick.
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Pelicans get Duke’s Jackson from Charlotte in draft deal

The New Orleans Pelicans traded up to the top of the second round in an attempt to bring in potential back-court help for a lineup featuring the All-Star big-man tandem of Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins.
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