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NEW ORLEANS PELICANS DRAFT PICKS | 2022 NBA DRAFT

  • Round 1 - Pick 8 - Dyson Daniels - Guard - G League Ignite
  • Round 2 - Pick 41 - EJ Liddell - Forward - Ohio State
  • Round 2 - Pick 52 - Karlo Matkovic - Forward/Center - Mega Mozzart (Serbia)
  • article-image: Jason Hart confident Dyson Daniels is mentally ready for the NBA

    Jason Hart confident Dyson Daniels is mentally ready for the NBA

    NBA G League Ignite head coach praised Pelicans first round draft pick and talked about the impact of overseas development programs.

  • article-image: Dyson Daniels Q&A with Dakota Schmidt

    Dyson Daniels Q&A with Dakota Schmidt

    In terms of areas where he can help the Pelicans, Dyson Daniels is really fantastic at facilitating within the flow of an offense. With offensive weapons like McCollum, Ingram and Williamson working alongside him, that skill could really benefit the Pels if he’s working in the first unit.

  • article-image: E.J. Liddell Q&A with Adam Jardy

    E.J. Liddell Q&A with Adam Jardy

    E.J. Liddell significantly improved his body, developed his perimeter skills and blossomed into an elite collegiate player who had a real chance to become Big Ten player of the year heading into the final week of the season.

  • article-image: Pelicans hit ‘home run’ while receiving high marks for three-player draft

    Pelicans hit ‘home run’ while receiving high marks for three-player draft

    Numerous sites gave New Orleans a grade of A or A-plus based on its trio of selections, with CBSSports.com describing what the Pelicans did as a “home run draft.”

  • article-image: Five things to know about Pelicans forward Karlo Matkovic

    Five things to know about Pelicans forward Karlo Matkovic

    Trajan Langdon on the 6-foot-10, 231-pounder: “(He is a) high-energy young man. Big-time athlete with his size. We’re hoping that with playing a year or two in Europe (against) some high-level competition, he’ll be ready to be back here and help us.”

  • article-image: Five things to know about Pelicans forward E.J. Liddell

    Five things to know about Pelicans forward E.J. Liddell

    E.J. Liddell’s junior season at Ohio State (2021-22) featured an impressive set of all-around statistics, including averages of 19.4 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.6 blocks. He shot 37 percent from three-point range on 123 attempts.

  • article-image: New Orleans Pelicans select E.J. Liddell and Karlo Matkovic in the second round of the 2022 NBA Draft

    New Orleans Pelicans select E.J. Liddell and Karlo Matkovic in the second round of the 2022 NBA Draft

    Liddell and Matković chosen 41st and 52nd respectively

  • article-image: Pelicans pleased with how Thursday’s draft board unfolded in both rounds

    Pelicans pleased with how Thursday’s draft board unfolded in both rounds

    With their lottery pick Thursday, the New Orleans Pelicans were able to select a player they hoped would still be available at No. 8 overall. With their second-round pick, the Pelicans acquired a player they never expected to still be on the board with the 41st selection.

  • article-image: Pelicans land projected first-rounder E.J. Liddell with 41st pick

    Pelicans land projected first-rounder E.J. Liddell with 41st pick

    After three college seasons with the Buckeyes and compiling averages of 19.4 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.6 blocks in 2021-22, E.J. Liddell was projected to go in the 20s in numerous pre-draft mocks.

  • article-image: Five things to know about Pelicans guard Dyson Daniels

    Five things to know about Pelicans guard Dyson Daniels

    Dyson Daniels is now among six New Orleans players who were top-10 draft picks, a group that also includes Zion Williamson (No. 1 in 2019), Brandon Ingram (No. 2 in 2016), Jonas Valanciunas (No. 5 in 2011), Jaxson Hayes (No. 8 in 2019) and CJ McCollum (No. 10 in 2013).

  • article-image: New Orleans Pelicans select Dyson Daniels with 8th pick in 2022 NBA Draft

    New Orleans Pelicans select Dyson Daniels with 8th pick in 2022 NBA Draft

    Dyson Daniels averaged 12.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 5.1 assists for NBA G League Ignite during the 2021-22 season.

  • article-image: Pelicans add defensive-minded Dyson Daniels with No. 8 pick

    Pelicans add defensive-minded Dyson Daniels with No. 8 pick

    For a second straight year, New Orleans added a player highly touted for his defensive prowess and potential during the NBA draft.

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  • Dyson Daniels and E.J. Liddell introductory press conference
  • article-image: Photos: Pelicans players at the 2022 NBA Draft

    Photos: Pelicans players at the 2022 NBA Draft

    New Orleans Pelicans players CJ McCollum and Trey Murphy visited New York for several events leading up to the 2022 NBA Draft on June 24.

  • article-image: Photos: Inside the Pelicans Draft room | 2022 NBA Draft

    Photos: Inside the Pelicans Draft room | 2022 NBA Draft

    Get a glimpse inside the New Orleans Pelicans Draft room ahead of the team's selections and a look at the post-Draft press conference with GM Trajan Langdon

  • article-image: Photos: Pelicans host 2022 Draft Party for full season ticket holders

    Photos: Pelicans host 2022 Draft Party for full season ticket holders

    The New Orleans Pelicans hosted their 2022 NBA Draft Party for full season ticket holders at the Smoothie King Center.

  • article-image: Photos: Karlo Matkovic | Meet the Pelicans 2022 NBA Draft Picks

    Photos: Karlo Matkovic | Meet the Pelicans 2022 NBA Draft Picks

    The New Orleans Pelicans selected forward/center Karlo Matkovic from Mega Mozzart of the Adriatic Basketball Association with the 52nd pick in the 2022 NBA Draft.

  • article-image: Photos: E.J. Liddell | Meet the Pelicans 2022 NBA Draft Picks

    Photos: E.J. Liddell | Meet the Pelicans 2022 NBA Draft Picks

    The New Orleans Pelicans selected forward E.J. Liddell from Ohio State with the 41st pick in the 2022 NBA Draft.

  • article-image: Photos: Behind the Scenes with Dyson Daniels | 2022 NBA Draft

    Photos: Behind the Scenes with Dyson Daniels | 2022 NBA Draft

    Go behind-the-scenes at the 2022 NBA Draft with the New Orleans Pelicans first round selection Dyson Daniels.

  • article-image: Photos: Dyson Daniels | Meet the Pelicans 2022 NBA Draft Picks

    Photos: Dyson Daniels | Meet the Pelicans 2022 NBA Draft Picks

    The New Orleans Pelicans selected Australian guard Dyson Daniels from NBA G League Ignite with the 8th pick in the 2022 NBA Draft.

  • New Orleans Pelicans at 2022 NBA Draft Lottery

    Photos: Pelicans at 2022 NBA Draft Lottery

    Swin Cash represented the New Orleans Pelicans at the 2022 NBA Draft Lottery in Chicago, IL on May 17, 2022.

  • article-image: Photos: Pelicans, Grey Goose host 2021 NBA Draft Party

    Photos: Pelicans, Grey Goose host 2021 NBA Draft Party

    New Orleans Pelicans fans enjoyed specialty Grey Goose cocktails and local cuisine at Sidecar Oyster & Bar on July 29 at the team's 2021 NBA Draft Party.

  • article-image: Photos: Pelicans select Herbert Jones in 2021 NBA Draft

    Photos: Pelicans select Herbert Jones in 2021 NBA Draft

    Check out Alabama forward Herbert Jones in action. The New Orleans Pelicans selected Jones with the 35th pick in the 2021 NBA Draft.

  • article-image: First Look: Kira Lewis Jr. in a Pelicans uniform

    First Look: Kira Lewis Jr. in a Pelicans uniform

    Kira Lewis Jr., the New Orleans Pelicans' 2020 first-round draft pick dons a Pelicans uniform at Ochsner Sports Performance Center on Nov. 24, 2020.

  • article-image: Behind the Scenes Photos: Pelicans Draft Room 2020

    Behind the Scenes Photos: Pelicans Draft Room 2020

    Get a look inside the New Orleans Pelicans draft room as our basketball operations team prepared for the #13 selection in the 2020 NBA Draft on Wednesday, November 18.

NEW ORLEANS ALL-TIME LOTTERY SELECTIONS

PickPlayerYearPos.Prior to NBA
1Anthony Davis2012PFKentucky
1Zion Williamson2019PFDuke
4Chris Paul2005PGWake Forest
6Nerlens Noel2013CKentucky
6Buddy Hield2016SGOklahoma
8Dyson Daniels2022SGG League Ignite
10Austin Rivers2012SGDuke
11Cole Aldrich2010CKansas
12Hilton Armstrong2006PF/CConnecticut
13Julian Wright2007SFKansas
13Kira Lewis Jr.2020PGAlabama

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