Pelicans Sign Elliot Williams To 10-Day Deal

WEDNESDAY, 10:19am: The deal is official, the team announced. The move, coupled with Justin Hamilton’s release, leaves the Pelicans with 14 players.

TUESDAY, 2:53pm: The Pelicans are expected to sign guard Elliot Williams to a 10-day contract, reports John Reid of The Times-Picayune (Twitter link). The former 22nd overall pick has been playing for the D-League affiliate of the Warriors since shortly after the Hornets terminated their 10-day contract with him early so they could pull off the Mo Williams trade last month. The 25-year-old Elliot Williams would fill the Pelicans’ lone roster vacancy.

New Orleans would be the third team with which Williams has signed a 10-day contract this season, joining Charlotte and Utah, as our 10-Day Contract Tracker shows. He didn’t see action on his lone pact with the Hornets, but he averaged 3.6 points in 8.4 minutes per contest in five appearances for the Jazz, who signed him to two 10-day deals.

Jrue Holiday hasn’t played for the Pelicans since January, so Williams will be the latest to try to plug that gap after the team cycled through 10-day pacts with Nate Wolters and Toney Douglas. Williams is just a season removed from seeing 17.3 MPG in 67 contests for the Sixers.

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