Hamed Haddadi Worked Out For Pelicans

August 28 2013 at 8:52am CST By Luke Adams

Since being released by the Suns two months ago, reports have linked Hamed Haddadi almost exclusively to the Knicks, but it seems as if New York isn't the only club with some interest. According to Jared Zwerling of ESPNNewYork.com (via Twitter), Haddadi recently had a workout with the Pelicans.

As our list of 2013/14 roster counts shows, the Pelicans have 15 players under contract, but only 13 of those deals are fully guaranteed. As such, there'd still be room for Haddadi to earn a spot on the team if he were to sign with New Orleans. The Pelicans traded their 2012/13 starting center, Robin Lopez, earlier in the offseason, but still have a few players capable of playing the position, including Jason Smith, Greg Stiemsma, and Jeff Withey.

Haddadi finished last season strong after coming over from the Raptors at the trade deadline, averaging 4.1 PPG and 5.1 RPG in 17 contests (13.8 MPG) for the Suns. The 28-year-old big man had a partially-guaranteed deal with the Suns for 2013/14, but the team opted to cut him loose for $200K this summer rather than pay his full $1.4MM salary.

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