Pelicans News Around the Web

Pelicans News Around the Web 5/24/22

Check out our daily collection of Pelicans news and notes from local and national reporters around the Internet on May 24, 2022.

NBA draft prospects analysis: Why Baylor's Jeremy Sochan makes sense in New Orleans

The New Orleans Pelicans hold the No. 8 pick in the upcoming draft. Over the next few weeks, we will be taking an in-depth look at New Orleans’ potential targets in our prospect profile series. First up: Baylor forward Jeremy Sochan.

Draft sites project Pelicans to focus on shooting at No. 8 pick

En route to defying the odds and qualifying for the 2022 Western Conference playoffs, New Orleans was forced to overcome 1-12 and 3-16 records to open the regular season. The Pelicans also needed to compensate for below-average perimeter shooting, as one of just two teams to finish 27th or lower in both three-point percentage (27th at 33.2) and three-pointers made (28th at 10.6 per game).

2021-22 Pelicans Season in Review: Naji Marshall

The 60th pick marks the official end of the NBA draft each summer. Over the past two years, however, the draft’s completion has been when the New Orleans Pelicans have accomplished some of their best work.