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Clippers, Hornets Engineer Draft-Day Trade for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

The franchises swap the 11th and 12th picks.

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The Los Angeles Clippers and Charlotte Hornets executed a lottery-pick trade this evening, as Charlotte drafted Shai Gilgeous-Alexander at pick 11, then traded him to the Clippers for Miles Bridges at pick 12. Los Angeles also sent second-round picks to Charlotte.

6’6 Gilgeous-Alexander averaged 14.4 ppg for the Kentucky Wildcats in 2017-18. 6’7 Bridges tallied 17.1 ppg for Michigan State. Both play the guard position.