Reports: Pelicans trade No. 6 pick Nerlens Noel, pick to Sixers for Jrue Holiday
The Pelicans selected Kentucky center Nerlens Noel with the No. 6 pick in the 2013 draft and promptly traded him along with a protected 2014 first-round pick to the Sixers in exchange for All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday and the No. 42 pick in the 2013 draft, according to multiple reports.
Noel, 19, was seen as the odds-on favorite to be the No. 1 pick in the draft before sliding out of the top-five on draft night. He is currently recovering from a season-ending knee injury. Find a breakdown of Noel's strengths and weaknesses here. Holiday, 23, averaged 17.7 points, 8 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game in making his first All-Star Game last season. The Sixers are being run by new GM Sam Hinkie.