The Pelicans have signed forward Garlon Green to a multiyear contract, tweets Keith Smith of RealGM.com. According to Smith (via Twitter), Green’s deal will include a partial guarantee for 2018/19, with trigger dates in future seasons.
Green, who went undrafted out of TCU in 2013, has played with teams in Australia, Germany, Belgium, and Japan since beginning his professional career. Earlier this month, he participated in the Las Vegas Summer League with the Pelicans. In five games with New Orleans’ squad, he averaged 9.2 PPG on 63.0% shooting.
While it remains to be seen whether Green will be able to play his way onto the Pelicans’ regular-season roster, his showing in Summer League action appears to have impressed team management. New Orleans isn’t expected to have a G League team in 2018/19, so the Pelicans won’t be able to designate him as an affiliate player in the fall if he’s waived.
Green is the younger brother of Rockets swingman Gerald Green.