Pelicans nab Brazilian sharpshooter in 2nd round of NBA Draft

Seth Dunlap
June 20, 2019 - 11:02 pm

The New Orleans Pelicans continued to add to their draft haul beyond the first round on Thursday night.

The Pelicans drafted Brazilian guard Marcos 'Didi' Louzada Silva with the No. 35 overall pick, an asset they acquired in a trade with the Atlanta Hawks earlier in the night.  Silva, who is 19 years old and stands at 6'5", was a long range sniper in the Brazilian NBB last season, shooting 42.7% from three-point range.

That brought the total number of players drafted by the Pelicans on the night to four.  The team then traded the No. 39 overall pick to the Golden State Warriors.

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