2015/16 Roster Counts: New Orleans Pelicans

During the offseason it’s OK for teams to carry as many as 20 players, but clubs must trim their rosters down to a maximum of 15 by opening night. In the meantime, some teams will hang around that 15-man line, while others will max out their roster counts. Some clubs may actually have more than 15 contracts that are at least partially guaranteed on the books. That means they’ll end up paying players who won’t be on the regular season roster, unless they can find trade partners.

With plenty more movement still to come, here’s the latest look at the Pelicans’ roster size, the contract guarantee status of each player, and how each player came to be on New Orleans’ roster.

(Last Updated 4-4-16, 12:00pm)

Fully Guaranteed (18)

  • Alexis Ajinca (C) — 7’2″/27 years old. Free agent signing.
  • Ryan Anderson (F) —  6’10″/27 years old. Acquired via sign-and-trade from Magic.
  • Omer Asik (C) — 7’0″/29 years old. Acquired via trade from Rockets.
  • Luke Babbitt (F) — 6’9″/26 years old. Free agent signing.
  • Norris Cole (G) — 6’2″/26 years old. Acquired via trade from Heat.
  • Dante Cunningham (F) — 6’8″/28 years old. Free agent signing.
  • Anthony Davis (F) — 6’10″/22 years old. Drafted with No. 1 overall pick in 2012.
  • Bryce Dejean-Jones (G) — 6’6″/23 Years old. Free agent signing.
  • Toney Douglas (G) — 6’2″/29 years old. Free agent signing.
  • James Ennis (F) — 6’7″/25 years old. Free agent signing.
  • Tyreke Evans (G) — 6’6″/25 years old. Acquired via sign-and-trade from Kings.
  • Tim Frazier (G) — 6’1″/25 years old. Free agent signing.
  • Alonzo Gee (F) — 6’6″/28 years old. Free agent signing.
  • Eric Gordon (G) — 6’4″/26 years old. Acquired via trade from Clippers.
  • Jordan Hamilton (G) — 6’7″/25 years old. Free agent signing.
  • Jrue Holiday (G) — 6’4″/25 years old. Acquired via trade from Sixers.
  • Kendrick Perkins (C) — 6’10″/30 years old. Free agent signing.
  • Quincy Pondexter (F) — 6’7″/27 years old. Acquired via trade from Grizzlies.

10-Day Contracts (0)

  • None

TOTAL ROSTER COUNT (18)

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