What scouts think the Pelicans should do with the 14th overall pick

Kobe Bufkin. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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Cooper Klein: Kobe Bufkin 

“The Pelicans (shockingly) end up here at 14, and there’s a world of possibilities here, but to me, the Pelicans need a steady, two-way guard who can slot right in and fit with different lineups. They have their project in last year’s lottery pick, Dyson Daniels, and I think this year they should look to add Michigan guard Kobe Bufkin. Bufkin’s an elite defender who uses every inch of his 6-8 wingspan to his advantage at the point-of-attack while also being a smart rotational defender. Offensively he’s a great shooter and closeout attacker who can play either guard spot and make every type of pass in the book. The Pelicans have a chance to add someone who could legitimately close playoff games next to their stars here, and they should take it.”