Pelicans holding draft party next Thursday Pelicans holding draft party next Thursday Advocate news services June 28, 2013 Comments New Orleans Pelicans fans can join the team’s NBA draft party presented by Harrah’s and Bud Light at Manning’s (519 Fulton St.) on Thursday, June 27. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and fans can watch coverage starting at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN. The Pelicans have the sixth overall selection. The draft party will feature appearances by Pelicans personalities, as well as a chance for fans to win team gear in a Pick 6 contest. Fans at the draft party who correctly guess the first six picks of the draft will be entered in a raffle for the grand prize. Fans can log on to Pelicans.com/draftcentral to learn more about this year’s draft prospects, the history of the sixth pick and much more. On June 29, the Pelicans’ radio team, Sean Kelley, John DeShazier and Daniel Sallerson, will host a recap of the draft on WWL-FM, 105.3 from 7-8 p.m.