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Jaxson Hayes goes 8th in the NBA Draft to New Orleans Pelicans

2019 NBA Draft Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images

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.