NBA Mock Drafts: Pelicans to Select a Sharp-Shooter?

The NBA Draft in 2022 is less than a month away, and clubs are putting together their draft boards in preparation for the June 23 event.

The Pelicans are expected to prioritize selecting a shooter with their No. 8 choice, according to most experts. The mocks' consensus makes sense, especially given how the NBA game is played nowadays.

If clubs are to be successful in today's league, they must focus on spacing and shooting. Look no further than the two teams who will compete in the NBA Finals this year.

With three-pointers made in games, the Golden State Warriors (14.4) and Boston Celtics (13.2) were in the Top 8 in the league.

The New Orleans Pelicans (10.7) ranked 28th in terms of three-point attempts per game. The Pelicans were the only club to make the playoffs while finishing in the bottom ten in 3-point shooting.

Other clubs with identical metrics not only missed the playoffs, but also had the league's worst records. The Pelicans are expected to fix that immediately.

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