Clippers Acquire No. 51 Pick Brandon Boston From Pelicans

AUGUST 7: The trade is official, according to a press release from the Pelicans.

New Orleans announced that the second-round pick it received in the deal is the Kings’ 2022 second-rounder. However, that pick was top-54 protected when it was initially sent to the Clippers and is unlikely to convey, so the cash included in the deal is the primary return for the Pels.

JULY 29: The Clippers are adding a late-round selection by trading with the Pelicans for the No. 51 pick, tweets Shams Charania of The Athletic. L.A. is using the pick to draft Kentucky guard Brandon Boston Jr.

New Orleans will receive cash and a future second-round choice in return, according to Andrew Lopez of ESPN (Twitter link).

The pick originally belonged to the Grizzlies and was included a trade that was agreed to earlier this week, but can’t be finalized until after the moratorium ends. The Clippers also acquired the No. 33 pick tonight in a trade with the Magic.

Boston, 19, played just one season with the Wildcats, averaging 11.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in 25 games.

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