Branden Dawson picked by Pelicans and traded to Clippers

Branden Dawson had to wait until Thursday turned to Friday and switch teams in a matter of seconds, but he got that lifelong dream — he heard his name called on NBA draft night.

The 6-foot-6 Dawson, a four-year standout at Michigan State, went No. 56 overall in the second round to the New Orleans Pelicans, then was quickly traded to the L.A. Clippers for undisclosed cash considerations. L.A. is one of 11 teams Dawson worked out for before the draft. – Read more at

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