The Pelicans are in talks with the representatives for Iranian small forward Mohammad Samad Nikkhah Bahrami (more often referred to as Samad Nikkhah Bahrami), sources tell Enea Trapani of Sportando. Bahrami was on the verge of a deal with French club Limoges Cercle Saint-Pierre, but that’s now on the back burner thanks to the possibility of joining New Orleans.
The 31-year-old has years of experience in international competition and has played for clubs in France, Iran, and China. Most recently, Bahrami played for the Fujian SBS Sturgeons in Chinese Basketball Association. Given his age, lack of NBA experience, and the Pelicans’ 18-man roster, one would assume that the Pelicans are looking at Bahrami as a non-guaranteed training camp possibility. Trapani writes that Bahrami is a consideration for the Pelicans since they’re thin at the three.
New Orleans currently has a dozen fully guaranteed contracts, three partially guaranteed deals, and three non-guaranteed deals on their roster.