WESTWEGO, La. – New Orleans has taken a closer look at two of the NBA draft's top point guard prospects.
The Pelicans, who have the sixth selection in the June 27 draft, Friday worked out Michigan's Trey Burke and Syracuse's Michael Carter-Williams. Maryland center Alex Len, coming off surgery last month for a stress fracture to his left ankle, was in town but did not work out.
Burke, the AP player of the year in 2013, averaged 18.5 points and 6.7 assists per game in leading the Wolverines to the national championship game.
Burke feels he "can make an impact right away and help this team win."
Pelicans general manager Dell Demps says New Orleans is looking for the best fit, whether or not that choice would be a major contribution this season.