FEBRUARY 18TH: The deal is official, the team announced.
FEBRUARY 13TH: The Pelicans and Toney Douglas have reached agreement on what will be the guard’s second 10-day contract with the team this season, a league source tells Shams Charania of RealGM. His first expires tonight. New Orleans still has an open roster spot even with Douglas on the roster. The signing will come after the All-Star break, Charania notes.
The 28-year-old point guard has seen plenty of action for the Pelicans so far, averaging 9.0 points, 4.0 assists and 1.7 turnovers in 22.0 minutes per game across three appearances. The team is short at the point with Jrue Holiday out indefinitely because of a stress reaction in his right leg. The stint with the Pelicans represents a return to the NBA for Douglas, who’s spent most of the season playing in China.
This will be the last short-term arrangement the sides can make between now and the end of the season, so New Orleans would have to sign the sixth-year veteran for the balance of 2014/15 if the team is to keep him beyond his latest deal. The Pelicans had brought in guard Nate Wolters on a pair of 10-day contracts earlier this year but declined to sign him for the rest of the season.