Pelicans Sign Toney Douglas

FRIDAY, 11:49pm: The deal is official, the team announced via press release.

THURSDAY, 3:44pm: The Pelicans have agreed to a deal with point guard Toney Douglas, Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today reports (Twitter link). Marc Stein of ESPN.com first reported that the two sides were in discussions. New Orleans just waived Nate Robinson, which cleared a roster spot to add Douglas. The Pelicans roster count is now back at the regular season maximum of 15 players.

Douglas, 29, is no stranger to the Pelicans franchise, having signed a pair of 10-day contracts and a multiyear deal with New Orleans last season. The Pelicans waived Douglas in July rather than guarantee his salary for 2015/16, which led the former 29th overall pick to sign with Indiana. Douglas cleared waivers from the Pacers this week after being released by the team.

The point guard appeared in 12 contests for the Pelicans last season, averaging 4.3 points, 1.8 rebounds, and 2.0 assists in 14.8 minutes per night. His career numbers through 309 career regular season games are 7.6 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 2.2 assists to accompany a slash line of .405/.352/.816.

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