Earlier this week, the New Orleans Pelicans said they are interested in trading up to the #2 or #3 pick in the NBA Draft and are willing to part ways with either Zion Williamson or Brandon Ingram to make it happen. The Hornets own the #2 pick and are in the process of determining whether or not to draft Scoot Henderson or Brandon Miller. Today, Michael Jordan agreed to sell his majority stakes in the organization but will stay on through the NBA Draft, and the start of free agency, and before he leaves his ownership role, he may have one more big decision to make.
Friday was a huge day of news around the Charlotte Hornets. Earlier this morning, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news that Michael Jordan was selling his majority stake in the franchise after thirteen years as the only African-American majority owner in sports. Almost simultaneously, fellow NBA insider Marc Stein said on his podcast, #thisleague UNCUT, that the Pelicans are considering moving Zion Williamson to the Charlotte Hornets.
We're only nine days away from the 2023 NBA Draft, and yesterday, Shams Charania of The Athletic, reported that the New Orleans Pelicans, are interested in trading up to either #2 or #3, to draft Scoot Henderson. Of course, by now you know that the Hornets own the #2 pick, and it isn't clear what direction they are going next Thursday night. Should Charlotte be interested in trading away the #2 pick, for either Zion Williamson or Brandon Ingram? Both have ties to the area, with both having played their college basketball at Duke and Williamson, being from Spartanburg, SC, and Ingram from Kinston, NC.
"As a kid you just say it to put in the atmosphere like, ‘Hey, I want my own signature shoe’, but as you get older you see it is tough to get your own signature shoe,” says Williamson. “Things have to really go your way, and I just want to thank Jordan Brand for the opportunity because I don’t think it has hit me yet.”