New Orleans signed Goodwin on November 7th after an injury to Lance Stephenson left the team with a shortage of backcourt players. Starting point guard Jrue Holiday returned from a leave of absence over the weekend, lessening the need for another guard. Stephenson was cut to make room for Goodwin in a move that drew criticism from some players even though the Pelicans promised to help with Stephenson’s recovery.
The time Goodwin spent with New Orleans will count $96K against the team’s salary cap, according to The Vertical’s Bobby Marks (Twitter link). His contract for 2017/18 was not guaranteed.
Goodwin, who played his first three seasons with the Suns, was a surprise cut last month after averaging 8.9 points per night in 57 games.