Happy Draft Day everybody! Have fun tonight but remember to be safe. Today is a new day for the Pelican Squadron so go out there and enjoy it, but dont forget that we have a season to enjoy so don't do anything that will prevent yourselves from enjoying the first year of "The Flight of the Pelicans".
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Official BSS Draft Parties – New Orleans AND Baton Rouge
With the draft just over 24 hours away, we wanted to remind everyone about the two events that we have set up for draft night.
When: Thursday, June 27th from 5:30 ’til 8:30
Where: Tracey’s Bar & Restaurant. Located at Located on the corner of Magazine and Third St.
Who: People of all ages (21 to drink)
Specials: 50 cent wings and $3 Abita beer
Giveaways: Two Pelicans shirts (one men’s, one women’s)
Attending Writers: Jake
When: Thursday, June 27th, from 5:30 ’til 8:30
Where: Pluckers Wing Bar on Bluebonnet - 6353 Bluebonnet Blvd.
Who: Fans of all ages (21 to drink)
Specials: ”All you can eat” boneless wings for $13.99, specially priced 34 oz. Mother Plucker Mugs, $5.50 Patron Margaritas, & $8.00 Patron Mexican Martinis
Giveaways: Pelicans hat and polo
Attending Writers: Jason, Mason, & Michael P.
See everyone there! Be sure to let us and everyone else know that you’re coming and where you’ll be!
I'll be at Tacey's. Talked the girlfriend to go there (for her first draft party ever) before we go eat for our anniversary. I'm a little impressed with myself
Will the sound at Tracey's be audible this time? It was pretty low for the lottery and kind of lessened the party for me.
The Cavaliers have offered the first overall pick to the Pelicans in exchange for the No. 6 pick, a 2014 first-rounder, and Greivis Vasquez, according to Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld. Kennedy adds that it’s not clear whether the Pelicans have expressed interest in such a deal, though I’d be surprised if they were willing to give up so much to move up five spots.
If the Pelicans were to trade up to first overall, they’d have plenty of options that won’t be on the table at No. 6. Nerlens Noel, Otto Porter, and Victor Oladipo are among the players expected to be off the board within the first five picks.
Parting with Vasquez and a 2014 first-round pick would be a steep price to pay to move up, however. Vasquez had a breakout year in 2012/13, averaging 13.9 PPG and 9.0 APG, and the ’14 draft class is considered to be significantly stronger than this year’s, making teams reluctant to part with next year’s first-rounders. As such, I don’t expect these talks to gain a whole lot of traction unless the Cavs’ asking price comes down.