Pelicans move 56th pick Branden Dawson to Clippers in trade

by Jim Eichenhofer
@Jim_Eichenhofer

For a brief period of time Thursday, it appeared that New Orleans had used the 56th overall pick of the NBA draft to acquire Michigan State forward Branden Dawson, but the Pelicans immediately moved Dawson in a trade. The 22-year-old landed with the Los Angeles Clippers, as New Orleans received monetary compensation in exchange.

Pelicans GM Dell Demps was not made available to the media late Thursday, as the details and paperwork were being finalized on the trade with the Clippers.