Pelicans News Around the Web (11-19-2020)

Not RJ Hampton, Elijah Hughes, Nick Richards: Pelicans' final 3 picks become 3 quick trades

It's official: With the Pelicans owning No. 24, get ready to welcome point guard RJ Hampton to ... oh wait, he's been traded to the Denver Nuggets.

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Pelicans trade 24, 39, 42 in NBA draft, continue to horde assets; see updated war chest

The New Orleans Pelicans continue to add draft capital.

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2020 NBA Draft: New Orleans Pelicans trade #39 (Elijah Hughes) to Utah Jazz and #42 (Nick Richards) to Charlotte Hornets

And let’s add some more future draft compensation!

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Pelicans select Kira Lewis Jr. with the 13th pick in the 2020 NBA Draft

With the 13th pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, the New Orleans Pelicans selected guard Kira Lewis Jr. from the University of Alabama.

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Fast-paced Pelicans pick Alabama’s Kira Lewis Jr. at No. 13

For much of the 2019-20 regular season, New Orleans played at one of the fastest paces in the NBA, before ultimately finishing fourth among the 30 teams in that statistic, averaging 103.89 possessions per 48 minutes. Perhaps it should not have been a surprise Wednesday then, when the Pelicans used the No. 13 overall draft pick to select one of college basketball’s fastest players.

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Five things to know about New Orleans Pelicans guard Kira Lewis Jr.

Selected 13th overall in 2020 NBA Draft

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5 things to know about Kira Lewis Jr.: Pelicans pick is young, fast, new to New Orleans

What do you know about Kira Lewis Jr.? The New Orleans Pelicans nabbed the speedy Alabama point guard at No. 13 in the 2020 NBA draft.

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Why Kira Lewis Jr.? On the Pelicans' lone NBA draft pick, lobs, 'excitement' and speed

With the 13th pick in Wednesday’s draft, the New Orleans Pelicans went with speed. In the lottery, they took Kira Lewis Jr., a lightning-quick point guard from Alabama.

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Kira Lewis brings Pelicans added guard depth, more questions about future

The New Orleans Pelicans went into the 2020 NBA Draft with four picks on the board and plenty of questions about what their roster will look like by the end of the night.

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Pelicans select University of Alabama point guard Kira Lewis Jr. in first round of 2020 NBA draft

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Pelicans have selected University of Alabama point guard Kira Lewis Jr. with the No. 13 overall pick in the first round of the 2020 NBA draft.

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Pelicans take PG Kira Lewis Jr. with 13th pick, trade 24th pick to Denver

The terms of New Orleans' deal to send the 24th pick to Denver are still unclear, but they are expected to receive a future draft pick.

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Kira Lewis goes to the New Orleans Pelicans: Here’s what they’re getting

The first thing Antoine Pettway noticed about Kira Lewis — hell, the first thing everyone notices about Kira Lewis

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