New Orleans Pelicans draft history

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Anthony Davis was the Pelicans' first overall pick in 2012.

The New Orleans Pelicans are an American professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. They play in the Southwest Division of the Western Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The franchise was founded in the 1988–89 NBA season as the Charlotte Hornets, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, where they were located until the end of the 2001–02 NBA season. In the summer of 2002, the Hornets were relocated to New Orleans after NBA's relocation committee approved the move.[1] During the 2005–07 period, the Hornets played 71 games in Oklahoma City due to the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina.[2] The team officially changed its name to the New Orleans Pelicans on April 18, 2013.


Abbreviation Meaning Abbreviation Meaning
Nat Nationality Pos Position
G Guard PG Point guard
SG Shooting guard F Forward
SF Small forward PF Power forward
C Center    


Draft Round Pick Player Nat Pos College/High School/Club
2003 1 18 West, DavidDavid West  USA PF Xavier
2003 2 48 Lang, JamesJames Lang  USA PF/C Central Park Christian (H.S.)
2004 1 18 Smith, J. R.J. R. Smith  USA SG St. Benedict's (H.S.)
2004 2 44 Pickett, TimTim Pickett  USA SG Florida State
2005 1 4 Paul, ChrisChris Paul  USA PG Wake Forest
2005 2 33 Bass, BrandonBrandon Bass  USA PF LSU
2006 1 12 Armstrong, HiltonHilton Armstrong  USA PF/C Connecticut
2006 1 15 Simmons, CedricCedric Simmons (from Milwaukee)[i]  USA PF North Carolina State
2006 2 43 Vinicius, MarcusMarcus Vinicius  BRA SF Objetivo São Carlos (Brazil)
2007 1 13 Wright, JulianJulian Wright  USA SF Kansas
2007 2 43 Haluska, AdamAdam Haluska  USA SG Iowa
2008 1 27 Arthur, DarrellDarrell Arthur (traded to Memphis via Portland)[j]  USA PF Kansas
2009 1 21 Collison, DarrenDarren Collison  USA PG UCLA
2010 1 11 Aldrich, ColeCole Aldrich (traded to Oklahoma City)  USA C Kansas
2011 2 45 Harrellson, JoshJosh Harrellson (traded to New York)  USA PF/C Kentucky
2012 1 1 Davis, AnthonyAnthony Davis  USA PF/C Kentucky
2012 1 10 Rivers, AustinAustin Rivers (from Minnesota via L.A. Clippers)  USA PG Duke
2012 2 46 Miller, DariusDarius Miller (from Dallas via Washington)  USA SF Kentucky
2013 1 6 Noel, NerlensNerlens Noel (traded to Philadelphia)  USA PF/C Kentucky


  • h On July 12, 2006, the Hornets traded the draft rights to Andrew Betts to the Indiana Pacers for Peja Stojakovic and cash considerations.[3]
  • i On October 26, 2005, the Hornets traded Jamaal Magloire to the Milwaukee Bucks for Desmond Mason, a 2006 first-round pick (#15 overall pick), and cash considerations.[3]
  • j On June 27, 2008, the Hornets traded the draft rights to Darrell Arthur to Portland Trail Blazers for cash considerations.[4]


  1. ^ Foster, Mary (2002-05-10). "Owners approve Hornets' move to New Orleans". Associated Press. Retrieved 2008-07-17. 
  2. ^ Colston, Chris (2008-07-11). "Okla. City making changes on fly for former Sonics franchise". USA Today. Retrieved 2008-07-18. 
  3. ^ a b "2007-08 Media Guide: All-time Transactions" (PDF). New Orleans Hornets. p. 137. Retrieved 2008-07-18. 
  4. ^ Reid, John. "Hornets select Arthur on behalf of Blazers". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved 2008-07-18.