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2016 Grizzly Bear Blues Community NBA Mock Draft: Pick #19- New Orleans Pelicans

The Pelicans are again on the clock in our mock. They go with a wing who can score the rock.

Anthony Davis needs help. Is it on the way at #19 overall in our mock?
Anthony Davis needs help. Is it on the way at #19 overall in our mock?
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Check out the previous picks and trades in the 2016 Grizzly Bear Blues Community NBA Mock Draft here.

With the 19th pick in the 2016 GBB Community NBA Mock Draft, the New Orleans Pelicans (in their 2nd first round pick after their trade with Denver) and their Mock GM Wes George select...

Furkan Korkmaz, Guard/Forward, International (Turkey)

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Broken down in our GBB Mock Draft Roundup yesterday, Korkmaz can straight get buckets. Here is why Wes thinks the New Orleans Pelicans (in this mock) would be wise to take him-

Having already taken Taurean Prince at 15, the Pels can afford to take a bigger risk here later in the first round.

Enter Furkan Korkmaz, the sweet-shooting 19 year old Turkish swingman. As with all young international prospects, you're definitely taking your chances on him being a complete bust. But Korkmaz has the talent to warrant a selection here.

You take him here for one primary reason: the kid can shoot the dang basketball. He shot 42% from the 3 point stripe in the Turkish league and has an extremely pure stroke. At 6'7", he's also got the length to create separation. He shows flashes of promise as a creator on the offensive end, and should gain strength as he gets older.

The problems are on the defensive end, where... well, calling him a sieve might be mean but also accurate. Watching his tape is a bit like watching a turnstile play a basketball game. That being said, the effort and the athleticism are both there. With time and coaching, he might be able to become a passable defender.

With Tyreke Evans, Taurean Prince, and Will Barton (in this theoretical scenario) all on the books for next year, the Pelicans can afford to give Korkmaz a year to season on the bench. This is a worthwhile gamble for a team who would love to surround Anthony Davis with knock-down shooters.

A pick for need now, a pick for potential. The Pelicans are moving in the right (mock) direction. The mock Indiana Pacers are now on the clock.

Date Pick/Team Selection Mock GM
June 2nd 1/Philadelphia Brandon Ingram, Forward, Duke University Joe Mullinax
June 2nd 2/LA Lakers Ben Simmons, Forward, LSU Corban Ford
June 3rd 3/Boston Marquese Chriss, Power Forward, Washington Chip Williams
June 3rd 4/Phoenix Dragan Bender, Power Forward, Maccabi Tel Aviv Kyle Whittington
June 6th 5/Minnesota Buddy Hield, Guard, Oklahoma Aimee S
June 6th 6/Denver Jamal Murray, Guard, Kentucky Mopizzle11
June 7th 7/Denver Domantas Sabonis, Forward/Center, Gonzaga Mopizzle11
June 7th 8/Sacramento Kris Dunn, Guard, Providence Brandon C
June 8th 9/Toronto Henry Ellenson, Forward, Marquette Tabitha
June 8th 10/Milwaukee Timothe Luwawu, Guard/Forward, Mega Leks Kevin Yeung
June 9th 11/Boston Jaylen Brown, Guard/Forward, California Chip Williams
June 9th 12/Utah Jakob Poeltl, Center, Utah BealeStreetKen
June 10th 13/Phoenix Skal Labissiere, Forward/Center, Kentucky Kyle Whittington
June 10th 14/Memphis Denzel Valentine, Guard/Forward, Michigan State Joe Mullinax
June 13th 15/New Orleans Taurean Prince, Forward, Baylor Wes George
June 13th 16/Orlando Deyonta Davis, Forward/Center, Michigan State Daron Koch
June 14th 17/Chicago Wade Baldwin IV, Guard, Vanderbilt Brandon C
June 14th 18/Detroit Dejounte Murray, Guard, Washington Joe Mullinax
June 15th 19/New Orleans Furkan Korkmaz, Guard/Forward, Turkey Wes George
June 15th 20/Indiana Aimee S
June 16th 21/Atlanta Jama17
June 16th 22/Charlotte Justin Sims
June 17th 23/Orlando Daron Koch
June 17th 24/Philadelphia Joe Mullinax
June 20th 25/LA Clippers Kevin Lipe
June 20th 26/Philadelphia Joe Mullinax
June 21st 27/Toronto Tabitha
June 21st 28/Phoenix Kyle Whittington
June 22nd 29/San Antonio Jill Kong
June 22nd 30/Golden State rhinoh23

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