Pelicans Waive Brandon McCoy, Darius Morris

The Pelicans have waived center Brandon McCoy and point guard Darius Morris, the team’s PR department tweets.

New Orleans is now down to 18 players on the training camp roster, including two-way player Trevon Bluiett.

Both appeared in three preseason games. McCoy was waived by the Bucks last month, then signed with the Pelicans on September 29th. He was undrafted out of Nevada-Las Vegas this summer. The 7-foot-1 McCoy averaged 16.9 PPG and 10.3 RPG for UNLV last season.

Morris signed a non-guaranteed two-year deal in early September.

Morris, a second-round pick in the 2011 NBA draft, spent four seasons playing for the Lakers, Sixers, Clippers, Grizzlies, and Nets after entering the league. In 132 total regular season contests, he averaged 3.3 PPG and 1.4 APG but hasn’t appeared in a regular-season game since 2015. Since then, Morris had played in the G League for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers and in China for the Guangdong Southern Tigers.

With the Pelicans subtracting Morris, Jarrett Jack‘s chances of making the roster have seemingly increased.

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3 thoughts on “Pelicans Waive Brandon McCoy, Darius Morris

  1. the dude

    I was hoping Morris would get a shot over Jack, but they do need some vets. I’m torn between Kenrich and troy though. I want to lean towards troy but Kenrich is decent too.

  2. nikumistry

    Basketball Insiders has Morris’s deal as being completely non-guaranteed

    • Luke Adams

      Yeah, I think Dana was looking at the initial reports on his signing, which said it was partially guaranteed. I’ve updated.

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