Recently we’ve been taking a look back at the 2019 NBA Draft, which was hugely important for the New Orleans Pelicans.
They landed franchise cornerstone Zion Williamson to go along with Jaxson Hayes, Nickeil Alexander-Walker and 2nd-round pick Didi Louzada.
But what about the other guards from the draft? Where does NAW rank among his peers so far?
It’s still very early in these players’ respective careers, so these rankings are based on how they have performed so far, as well as their potential for future success.
This draft had a lot of good guards in it ranging from stars to role players and everywhere in between.
New Orleans Pelicans: Ranking guards from the 2019 NBA Draft #10-8
#10 Jarrett Culver-Minnesota Timberwolves
Culver took a big step back after a promising rookie season. He missed games with injury and didn’t play well, averaging just 5.3 points per game on a bad Timberwolves team. Culver needs to develop some kind of perimeter game.
#9 Ty Jerome- OKC Thunder
Jerome only played in 33 games for the Thunder but he was quietly pretty good, averaging double figures and shooting more than 42 percent from 3-point range on a 5.1 attempts per game.
Jerome was on a bad team but if he can shoot like that he’ll find his way to a good team’s bench eventually, as he’s shown he can shoot it.
#8 Jordan Poole- Golden State Warriors
Poole was quietly pretty good for the Warriors last season, improving upon his solid rookie season.
The Warriors were a winning team and Poole played meaningful minutes for them, so even with the return of Klay Thompson, Poole will get some minutes off the bench. He averaged 12 points per game and was an offensive spark as a reserve for the Warriors.