New Orleans Pelicans draft picks: NBA Draft prospect Josh Primo
Primo is an 18-year-old freshman who is 6-foot-6 and 189 lbs. so he is probably not going to contribute on an NBA roster right away unless he gets drafted by a team like OKC that is not necessarily trying to win.
He needs to put on strength, and his game is still raw, so Primo is more of a developmental project, but he has all of the tools to succeed in the NBA as a shooting guard.
He has a nice touch on his 3-point shot, hitting 38 percent in his one season at Alabama, and he also has a 6-foot-11 wingspan that should allow him to defend a few spots on the perimeter, especially as he fills out and puts on some extra strength.
The Pelicans will be looking for 3-and-D types to put around Zion Williamson, as they need guys who can defend and create space on the offensive end with their shooting.
Primo is a plus athlete with some bounce, so he should also be able to run the floor with the Pelicans and grab some boards.
There is a lot to like about Primo’s upside and many think he is a guy with lottery talent who could fall, so if the Pelicans were to trade back with their 10th pick and grab another asset, he’d be a good choice later in the first round.