Pelicans Targeting Trey Burke in NBA Draft?
While New Orleans Pelicans General Manager Dell Demps remains reluctant to say if they are targeting a point guard or a front-court player in next month’s NBA draft, an increasing number of mock drafts have the franchise selecting Michigan point guard Trey Burke.
Sports Illustrated, CBSSports.com, Bleacher Report, NBAdraft.net and HoopsHype all have the Pelicans using the sixth overall pick in the first round to select Burke, who played two seasons at Michigan and averaged 18.6 points and 6.7 assists last season as a sophomore. Burke, 6 feet 1, 190 pounds, led the Wolverines to the NCAA Final Four but they lost to the Louisville Cardinals in the national championship game. Burke is quick off the dribble and could have the potential to give the Pelicans more scoring help on the perimeter.