Jeff Adrien, New Orleans Pelicans Agree To One-Year Deal

Jeff Adrien, New Orleans Pelicans Agree To One-Year Deal
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One more addition to the New Orleans Pelicans roster. Veteran forward center Jeff Adrien has agreed to sign a one-year veteran minimum contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, according to sources.


The 29-year-old center featured for Minnesota Timberwolves last season. Featuring in 17 games, Adrien averaged 3.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in 12.6 minutes per game. Orlando, Dallas Mavericks, New York, Minnesota, Charlotte and Philadelphia also showed interest in him during free agency, according to sources.

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Adrien, the journeyman

Jeff Adrien isn’t someone alien to the circuit. He has featured for Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks and Charlotte Hornets in his NBA journey for five years. He spent four seasons in Connecticut before entering the NBA arena.

The Pelicans were counting on him from the start of the free agency. Adrien is going to be the 13th man in New Orleans’ roster who has a guaranteed contract.

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The 6-foot-7, 243-pound man played small-ball center last season at Minnesota Tiberwolves. His 7-foot-2 wingspan and a reach of almost 9 feet (8-11.5) compensates his lack of height.

Adrien so far had his most productive season at Milwaukee Bucks in 2013-14. He had only 28 games, but averaged 10.9 points and 7.8 rebounds on 51.5 percent shooting in 25.2 minutes per game while starting 12 contests.