New Orleans Pelicans Trade No. 39 Pick In Elijah Hughes To Utah Jazz
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.
We have 𝐎𝐅𝐅𝐈𝐂𝐈𝐀𝐋𝐋𝐘 acquired the draft rights to @elijahhughes4_ out of @Cuse_MBB 🍊#JazzDraft2020 | @UofUHealth
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— utahjazz (@utahjazz) November 19, 2020
The Pelicans will obtain a future pick in the deal with Utah, according to ESPN’s Andrew Lopez.
New Orleans is getting a future pick in the deal with Utah at No. 39 and another future pick from Charlotte for the deal at No. 42, source says.
— Andrew Lopez (@_Andrew_Lopez) November 19, 2020
About Elijah Hughes
Hughes is a 6-foot-6, 215 lbs. junior guard from Beacon, New York.
wow i can’t stop shaking
— Eli (@elijahhughes4_) November 19, 2020
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.
Dream big. ⭐️@elijahhughes4_ #NBADraft pic.twitter.com/asy39y3vrc
— Syracuse Basketball (@Cuse_MBB) November 18, 2020
He played in 32 contests last season.
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