June 23, 2016
NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Pelicans acquired the draft rights to Cheick Diallo (33rd overall) from the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for the 39thand 40th overall draft picks.
Diallo, 6-9, 220, comes off his freshman year at the University of Kansas where he averaged 3.0 points and 2.5 rebounds in 7.5 minutes per game for the Jayhawks, while ranking 12th in the Big 12 in blocks per game (0.85).
A native of Kayes, Mali in Africa, Diallo moved to the United States at the age of 15. Diallo becomes the fourth player in Pelicans franchise history to be selected from the University of Kansas, tying Kentucky for the most players taken by New Orleans in the NBA Draft.
The Los Angeles Clippers received the rights to David Michineau, 6-3, 175, France, with the 39th overall pick and Diamond Stone, 6-11, 255, Maryland with the 40th overall selection.