June 22, 2017, 8:39 pm
The Pelicans selected Florida State wing Dwayne Bacon with the 40th pick.
Bacon declared for last year’s draft before changing his mind and returning for his sophomore season where he put up 17.2 points on 51.6 percent shooting from inside the arc and 33.3 percent from behind it. Standing 6’6″ with a 6’10” wingspan, Bacon has the size and length and also the aggressiveness to play either wing spot. The Pelicans could certainly some depth there as Solomon Hill is the top swingman currently on the roster.