Hayes is wearing a Hawks hat because that’s who initially drafted him, but the Pelicans swooped in to secure Hayes and put him alongside exciting #1 pick Zion Williamson.
This was the swap:
F Solomon Hill
F De’Andre Hunter (No. 4 overall pick)
No. 57 overall pick in 2019 draft
Future second-round pick
C Jaxson Hayes (No. 8 overall pick)
G Nickeil Alexander-Walker (No. 17 overall pick)
No. 35 overall pick in 2019 draft
Protected 2020 first-round pick (via Cleveland)
Great situation for Hayes and New Orleans is now a very exciting place to play basketball.