With the No. 33 pick in the NBA Draft, the New Orleans Pelicans have selected Cheick Diallo of Kansas. They sent the No. 39 and No. 40 picks to the Clippers, who originally owned this pick.
Measurables: 6’9”, 220 lbs.
Diallo was projected to be a top 10 pick before the season started, but a lengthy NCAA investigation into his eligibility - and then inability to crack Bill Self's rotation - made his freshman season a forgettable one. However, the potential for stardom is there due to his athleticism and shot-blocking ability.
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