Details on the Pelicans’ Devonte’ Graham Acquisition

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - MARCH 01: Devonte' Graham #4 of the Charlotte Hornets reacts after a three point basket during the fourth quarter during their game against the Milwaukee Bucks at Spectrum Center on March 01, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)

The Pelicans may have lost Lonzo Ball in free agency but the team was able to acquire a replacement rather quickly. The Hornets are sending Devonte’ Graham to the franchise via a sign-and-trade deal.

Graham, who was the No. 34 overall pick back in 2018, is receiving a four-year contract worth $47 million upon arrival in New Orleans.

The deal will reportedly send a 2022 first-round pick back to Charlotte in exchange for Graham.

The young guard averaged 14.8 points and 5.4 assists while shooting just above 37% from the field and beyond the arc. The Pelicans have certainly been in need of a solid shooter alongside Brandon Ingram with Zion Williamson dominating the paint.

Graham may be able to fit that role and see himself be the ball-handler in certain situations as well.

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Shyam Ramachandran
Shyam Ramachandran is a senior in the John Curley Sports Center majoring in Sports Broadcast Journalism, at Penn State University. He is the founder and head writer of "theFanalyst" where he has written over 240 articles on various NFL/NBA topics. He most recently contributed to the Women’s Basketball beat for The Daily Collegian at Penn State and is an around the NFL writer at

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