Shooting guard Chris Douglas-Roberts has agreed to sign a 2-year, non-guaranteed contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, sources confirmed on Monday afternoon.
The free agent forward has started training with the Pelicans and will be signing for the League’s veteran minimum. The prime reason for signing Douglas-Roberts is to add experience and depth in the wings. Roberts will be competing with Bryce Dejean-Jones and Sean Kilpatrick for a place in the final roster.
Douglas-Roberts returned to training with the Pelicans following a 50-pointer show in summer-scrimmage game.
The 28-year-old forward has featured in 6 NBA seasons with the Brooklyn Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, Dallas Mavericks, Charlotte Hornets and the Los Angeles Clippers. The 6-foot-7 forward has averaged has averaged 7.1 points and 2.1 rebounds over this six seasons.
He signed with the Clippers last offseason after succeeding in the playoffs with the Charlotte Hornets under Steve Clifford.
In the 2008 NBA draft, the Nets selected Douglas-Roberts as the 40th overall pick out of Memphis.
Veteran guard Rasual Butler, who worked out at the team’s practice facility last week, has sparked interest in the Pelicans’ camp. But Corey Webster, a point-guard from New Zealand, has been extended an invite to the training camp with a non-guaranteed deal, according to sources.
The New Orleans Pelicans will be opening their training camp at Greenbrier on September 29.