Jun 27, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Nerlens Noel (Kentucky) gets a hug from friends and family after being selected as the number six overall pick to the New Orleans Pelicans during the 2013 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Draft 2013: New Orleans Pelicans Trades Nerlens Noel & A 2014 First Round Pick to Philadelphia 76ers for Jrue Holiday & the No. 42 Overall Pick

We have our first big trade of the night folks.

Adrian Wojnarowski of !Yahoo Sports is reporting that the New Orleans Pelicans have traded the rights to Nerlens Noel, and a 2014 First Round Pick for Philadelphia Point Guard Jrue Holiday and the No. 42 overall pick (second round pick)

Although the Pelicans have a reasonable point guard in Greivis Vasquez, they now have an All-Star at the position . New Orleans now has a nice young nucleus in Jrue Holiday, Eric Gordon, Austin Rivers, and Anthony Davis.

Experts were concerned with the lack of size down low if the Pelicans were to keep Noel. This trade makes a lot more sense for the Pelicans.

What do you think about the trade? Who do you think got the better end of the deal?

Sound off in the comment section below and make sure you keep checking Fansided.com for constant updates on tonight’s draft!




Tags: 2013 NBA Draft Jrue Holiday NBA Nerlens Noel New Orleans Pelicans Philadelphia 76ers

comments powered by Disqus