2016 NBA Draft: Hornets select Malachi Richardson, trade discussions ongoing

Talk about taking the buzz out of the NBA Draft, the Hornets traded their first round pick to the Sacramento Kings for a journeyman shooting guard. 

The Hornets selected Malachi Richardson, a shooting guard from Syracuse, with the 22nd overall pick. 

The Hornets are in discussions to trade their pick with the Kings for shooting guard Marco Belinelli. He's 30-years-old, and a nine-year veteran. The Hornets will be his seventh NBA team. 

Last season Belinelli averaged 10 points and 2 assists per game for the Kings. The trade will not become official until the moratorium period ends July 7.

 

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