Brackins, Pondexter will become newest members of Hornets
Although the trade will not become official until the NBA signs off on it, the New Orleans Hornets will welcome two new players to their franchise. New Orleans selected Kansas center Cole Aldrich with the 11th pick in the NBA Draft. A proposed trade between the Hornets and the Thunder will send Aldrich and Morris Peterson to the Thunder for picks 21 and 26. With the 21st pick, the Thunder selected Iowa State forward Craig Brackins. And with the 26th pick, the Thunder selected Washington forward Quincy Pondexter. Again, the trade is not expected to go through until the NBA gives its stamp of approval. However, Brackins and Pondexter are both mature college players and are considered by many analysts as NBA-ready players.