The New Orleans Pelicans have four picks in the second round of the NBA Draft and are going to explore all of their options.
If they could package those picks to move into the first round, I am sure they would, though the 35th, 40th, 43rd and 53rd picks probably aren’t enough to move up too much.
Instead, the Pelicans might go for some raw but high ceiling talent like Makur Maker or take a chance on an international player who they can stash overseas for a season as they did with Didi Louzada.
One player who has been rising up NBA Draft boards recently is Vrenz Bleijenbergh, a 6-foot-10 wing out of Belgium who many believe has the skills to thrive in the modern NBA.
New Orleans Pelicans draft picks: NBA Draft prospect Vrenz Bleijenbergh
Vrenz Bleijenbergh has been getting a lot of press lately after having some impressive workouts for NBA teams this offseason.
He is definitely on the Pelicans’ radar, as he will be working out for them on July 17th according to his Twitter page:
Teams work out a lot of guys, especially when they have five picks in the NBA Draft, so it’s not like this means Bleijenbergh is destined to be a Pelican, but he does have an interesting skill set that might fit in well with what the Pelicans are building and could even be the long-term replacement for some of the things Lonzo Ball does if the Pelicans decide not to re-sign him.
Here are Bleijenbergh’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as how he might fit on the New Orleans Pelicans as a second-round draft pick.