New Orleans Pelicans: NBA Draft riser Joshua Primo is on the Pels’ radar

Joshua Primo #11 of the Alabama Crimson Tide (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Joshua Primo #11 of the Alabama Crimson Tide (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /
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Joshua Primo #11 of the Alabama Crimson Tide (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) /

New Orleans Pelicans draft picks: NBA Draft prospect Joshua Primo

After failing miserably to surround Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram with defenders and shooters, David Griffin will be looking for any way he can to add these types of players.

But like I said, Primo is just 18-years-old and few guys in NBA history have made an impact in the league at that age, so he is more likely a candidate for the G-League, especially considering the Pelicans already have raw projects in Kira Lewis Jr.  and Jaxson Hayes.

If the Pelicans want to have success with Zion Williamson long term, they are going to have to keep a steady stream of long, 3-and-D wings in the pipeline, and Primo could end up being one of the best from this draft in a few years with successful development.

Primo took 57.9 percent of his shots from behind the 3-point line and as his shot improves, he could end up being a very good 3-point shooter whose length and quickness are going to be tough for shooting guards to handle.

David Griffin has a lot of work to do to get this roster where it needs to be, but he should be looking to use his  picks on high upside guys like Josh Primo, who have the talent and skillset to help the New Orleans Pelicans in the future.

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