New Orleans Pelicans: Top 5 Prospects to Consider in the First Round
By Brandon Hartman: HoopStuff Senior Contributor
Team Needs: SF, C, PG
1. Otto Porter Jr.- SF- Georgetown
Porter would have to slide past a couple of teams for him to be available at 6, but the Pelicans would not pass on him if he was available, as he is the best small forward prospect in the draft and that is their biggest need. Otto is a safe bet at small forward, who does almost everything well. Don’t count on Porter being there, but if he is, they will have a star caliber small forward to pair with their star caliber power forward, in last year’s number 1 pick, Anthony Davis.
2. Shabazz Muhammad- SF- UCLA
This makes a lot of sense, as small forward is once again, by far their most pressing need. His strength is NBA ready and will allow him to create needed separation to get his shot off and boy does he like to shoot. The skill set is already in place for Muhammad to average big numbers and possibly l...