After a massive trade with the Hawks that included sending the No. 4 pick to Atlanta, the New Orleans Pelicans selected Jaxson Hayes with the No. 8-overall pick in Thursday night's NBA draft.
Less than an hour after taking former Duke freshman phenom Zion Williamson with the first-overall selection, the Pelicans added Hayes, a center out of the University of Texas. That No. 8 pick came to New Orleans after a draft-night deal with the Hawks that flipped the Lakers' No. 4 pick that the Pelicans had picked up from this weekend's blockbuster trade for Anthony Davis.
In Thursday's trade, the Pelicans also picked up tonight's No. 17 and No. 35 picks from Atlanta, along with Cleveland's 2020 top 10-protected selection.