The Philadelphia 76ers have acquired the rights to sixth overall pick Nerlens Noel in a trade that sends point guard Jrue Holiday to the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
The Pelicans also will send a 2014 first-round pick to the Sixers in the trade. The Sixers received a second-round pick (No. 42 overall in Thursday's draft) from the Pelicans.
Noel, a 7-foot center from Kentucky, had been a candidate to be selected No. 1 overall before slipping to sixth.
Holiday, 23, averaged 17.7 points and eight assists this past season for the Pelicans.