The Pelicans have signed undrafted free agent Kenrich Williams to a contract, a source confirms to Hoops Rumors. The deal, which features a partial guarantee for 2018/19, is listed in the NBA’s official transactions log as having been completed on Monday.
Williams, who played college ball at TCU after transferring from New Mexico Junior College in 2014, averaged 13.2 PPG, 9.3 RPG, 3.9 APG, and 1.8 SPG for the Horned Frogs in 2017/18. The 6’7″ guard/forward posted a shooting line of .477/.395/.688 during his senior year.
The No. 64 prospect on Jonathan Givony’s big board at ESPN.com heading into last month’s draft, Williams wasn’t selected on draft night, but caught on with Denver for Summer League action. He averaged 5.4 PPG and 5.6 RPG in five games in Las Vegas for the Nuggets.
As we noted when we discussed Garlon Green‘s agreement with the Pelicans on Monday, New Orleans doesn’t yet have a G League team. That means the Pelicans are unlikely to hand out Exhibit 10 contracts, which generally award a player a bonus if he spends 60 days with the club’s NBAGL affiliate after being waived. Neither Green’s nor Williams’ deal features that Exhibit 10 clause.