New Orleans Pelicans 2014 Draft Report Card

By Jim Brighters, NBA Editor

Additions: Russ Smith (47)

(SportsNetwork.com) - The New Orleans Pelicans gave up their first-round pick this year for Jrue Holiday last year. Holiday didn't play close to a full season, so it's hard to fall in love with how draft night went on Thursday.

They did trade last year's second-rounder, Pierre Jackson, who lit up the D- League last season, for one of the Philadelphia 76ers' many second-rounders this year, Louisville's Russ Smith.

They are both quick, explosive point guards, but Smith defends better, so he might work as a different sort of backup lead guard.

Hard to get worked up over a fairly lateral move.

Grade: B-

06/27 18:11:16 ET