Atlanta Hawks Acquire No. 4 In Pick Swap With New Orleans Pelicans

Carla Harmon
June 21, 2019

The next two picks are also locked in, according to most mock drafts.

Virginia Tech guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker of Toronto was selected 17th overall by the Brooklyn Nets, the second Canadian picked in the draft.

Anthony Bennett of Brampton, Ont., also went first overall to the Cavaliers in 2013.

The NBA champion Toronto Raptors entered the night without a pick in the first round.

A person with knowledge says the Timberwolves have traded up five slots in the first round by sending power forward Dario Saric and the No. 11 overall selection to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for the No. 6 pick.

The Nets have sent Allen Crabbe, the No. 17 pick, and a 2020 protected first-round pick to the Hawks for Taurean Prince and a 2021 second round pick.

The six-foot-seven, 285-pounder compiled a career worth of highlights into just one season, becoming the third freshman to be voted player of the year by The Associated Press. But despite playing alongside a more celebrated college teammate, the Canadian rookie averaged 22.6 points ono top of 7.6 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game.

He was the first of four Canadians selected in the first round of the NBA draft, a new record for Basketball Canada.

He had a T-shirt with Memphis lettering and Murray State's Ja Morant's name and No. 12 on the back thanks to a little craftwork by his mother and iron-on decals.

While the Lakers desperately needed to pair Anthony Davis with LeBron James, the return in that trade for the Pelicans only continues to grow.

The point guard drew little attention out of high school in SC.

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