Steve: Pelicans pick Kentucky's Noel, trade him for 76'ers Jrue Holiday
Steve Geller Reporting
Who said the 2013 draft would lack excitement? First the perceived top draft pick, Nerlens Noel from Kentucky, fell all the way to the Pelicans who held the 6th overall pick. Just as GM Dell Demps got settled in to talk about the selection, after about 45 seconds, he quickly ended the press conference and bolted from the media room.
Whispers among the media members grew louder and louder as it was revealed that New Orleans had traded Noel to Philadelphia. WHAT!?
The details are Nerlens Noel and the Pelicans top 3 protected 2014 draft pick in exchange for point guard Jrue Holiday from the 76ers as well as their 42nd overall pick this year.
THIS DEAL IS NOT OFFICIAL THOUGH…we are still waiting for approval from the Commissioner before it is finalized. Stay tuned to WWL Pelicans radio for the latest.