NBA Draft Recap: Suns thrilled to get Jackson

Doug Mendoza
June 26, 2017

Not 50 Cent bad, but bad.

SVP is perplexed to see Lonzo Ball and Josh Jackson, both lottery picks in the National Basketball Association draft, struggling to throw a good first pitch at a baseball game. But hey, at least Jackson recognizes his own strengths and weaknesses.

The Pelicans sent the No. 40 pick and cash considerations to the Charlotte Hornets to move up nine spots and nab Jackson, league sources told The Advocate on Thursday night.

On the ESPN telecast, analyst Jay Bilas said: "Jackson performed at high level".

"I felt like the type of player that I am, I could fit anywhere", the versatile wing said in his post-draft press conference.

The first round of the NBA Draft has concluded. I just can't wait to get started and get this thing going.

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"Aside from his jump shooting ability, Jackson does his best work making decisive straight-lines drives to the rim attacking closeouts or turning the corner and going right the basket in ball screen actions", DraftExpress.com wrote about Jackson in its profile.

He scored 10 or more in a game 20 times. In the past year, however, they've added 25-year-old Harrison Barnes off a big deal in free agency and stole 26-year-old Seth Curry and 23-year-old Nerlens Noel to add good, complimentary pieces.

In New Orleans, Jackson steps into a team looking for a high-scoring guard alongside two of the better post players in the National Basketball Association in Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins.

After leading Detroit Consortium College Prep School to its first state title in 2014, averaging 28 points, 15 rebounds and six assists per game, Jackson transferred to Justin-Siena and played two years for Prolific Prep.

New Orleans traded its first-round pick - 10th overall - to Sacramento in February as part of a trade to acquire center DeMarcus Cousins.

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