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New Orleans Pelicans Trade No. 39 Pick In Elijah Hughes To Utah Jazz

Elijah Hughes #33 of the Syracuse Orange dribbles as Cassius Stanley #2 of the Duke Blue Devils guards him during the second half of an NCAA basketball game at the Carrier Dome on February 01, 2020 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The New Orleans Pelicans traded Syracuse shooting guard Elijah Hughes, who was selected with the No. 39 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, to the Utah Jazz.

The NBA Draft took place on Wednesday, November 18.

After drafting Udoka Azubuike with the No. 27 pick, the Jazz traded their second round pick along with Tony Bradley to the Detroit Pistons.

The Pelicans will obtain a future pick in the deal with Utah, according to ESPN’s Andrew Lopez.

About Elijah Hughes

Hughes is a 6-foot-6, 215 lbs. junior guard from Beacon, New York.

After transferring from East Carolina, he played for the Orange for the last two seasons.

During the 2019-20 season, Hughes averaged 19.0 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 3.4 assists in 36.7 minutes per game.

He played in 32 contests last season.

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