Busy Hornets select Williams, trade Duren in NBA draft
Published: Jun. 23, 2022 at 10:30 PM EDT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets drafted two centers in the first round of the NBA draft — trading one away and keeping the other.
The Hornets selected Memphis center Jalen Duren with the 13th overall pick before trading the pick away to the New York Knicks, said a person familiar with the deal.
The Hornets then used the 15th pick on Duke 7-foot-2 center Mark Williams, who they hope will become a big man who can fix some of the team’s biggest woes in the middle.
The Hornets will receive a future first-round draft pick and four second-round draft picks in the Duren trade, the person said.
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