OCTOBER 11TH, 12:40pm: The signing is official, the team announced.
OCTOBER 10TH, 11:19am: The Pelicans have agreed to a deal with center Jerome Jordan, Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports reports (Twitter link). The length and terms of the deal are unclear, but Spears refers to it as a “make good contract,” so it’s likely a non-guaranteed training camp pact. The move will give New Orleans 19 players, 13 of whom have full guarantees, as our roster count shows.
This is New Orleans’ second attempt to add depth at the center position, after revealing that starting center Omer Asik is set to miss three weeks with a right calf strain, and they’re also without backup center Alexis Ajinca for about four to six weeks as he recovers from a strained right hamstring. The team had reached an agreement with four-year NBA veteran Greg Smith, but he reportedly failed his physical, so the deal was called off.
Jordan, 29, appeared in 44 contests for the Nets last season, averaging 3.1 points and 2.4 rebounds in 8.7 minutes per game. His slash line was .532/.000/.864.