November 18, 2020, 11:34 pmNick RichardsC, Charlotte Hornets
The Pelicans have selected Nick Richards with the No. 42 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft and traded him to the Hornets, per Shams Charania.
The Kentucky big comes into the league with a limited skill set centered around rim protection. He uses his length well to block shots- averaging 2.1 per game in his final college season. He's seemingly unable to switch on defense, which will significantly limit his ability to stay on the court. The Pelicans will receive a 2024 second-round pick in exchange for Richards.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter