Philadelphia lands Pelicans' pick at lottery

by Jim Eichenhofer

The New Orleans Pelicans knew that the only way they would keep their 2014 first-round pick was to finish in the top three of the draft lottery. It didn't happen.

When NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum opened the envelopes Tuesday in New York City, the 76ers' logo came up at No. 10, meaning the Pelicans pick will be conveyed to Philadelphia. As part of the Jrue Holiday trade last summer, the pick was top-five protected, but the Pelicans did not move up in Tuesday's lottery.