Pelicans get Jackson from Charlotte in draft deal

  • Pelicans get Jackson from Charlotte in draft deal

Pelicans get Jackson from Charlotte in draft deal

The Pelicans sent the No. 40 pick and cash considerations to the Charlotte Hornets to move up, according to our partners at The New Orleans Advocate.

"I love proving people wrong", Jackson said.

"Frank is a local guy who can really score the ball", said Utah Jazz vice president of player personnel Walt Perrin before the draft, though a foot injury shortened Jackson's pre-draft workout schedule.

"We targeted him", Demps said. "We're excited to add him to our program".

Yes, there were some trades early on but none involved the Pelicans. Starting point guard Jrue Holiday is a free agent this summer, and if he elects to leave the Pelicans, Jackson could slide into a big role.

Reaction: Derrick White played three seasons at Colorado and can play both shooting guard and point guard. During a conference call late Thursday with New Orleans media, the newest member of the Pelicans frequently cited that trait as crucial throughout his path to the professional ranks. "It's going to teach me a lot", Jackson said. "This has been a lifelong dream of mine, and I want to take it and run with it". It's just a blessing to be able to come to the city and kick off my career. "I know the National Basketball Association is the next level and the best players in the world".

Jackson, who ended up landing with the Suns one pick after the Celtics selected Tatum, averaged 16.4 points and 7.2 rebounds per contest for Kansas last season.

The 19-year-old, who played just one season with the Blue Devils, converted 39 percent of his 3-pointers, becoming an efficient perimeter weapon, complementing his ability to attack the basket.

"To walk up on this stage, where ever we are at, is something I've always wanted to do", he said. "His competitive spirit. He's a confident kid. and we got to see him play five times".