Pelicans Sign Kira Lewis Jr. To Rookie Contract

The Pelicans have officially signed first-round pick Kira Lewis Jr. to his rookie contract, the team announced today in a press release.

A sophomore at Alabama in 2019/20, Lewis averaged a team-high 18.5 PPG to go along with 5.2 APG, 4.8 RPG, and 1.8 SPG in 31 games (37.6 MPG). After leaving the Crimson Tide to enter the draft pool, Lewis became a lottery pick, going 13th overall to New Orleans.

Lewis will join a solid group of Pelicans point guards that also includes Eric Bledsoe and Lonzo Ball. As the No. 13 pick, he’ll be in line for a four-year contract worth over $17MM, including a first-year salary of $3.64MM.

Nineteen of the 30 players drafted in the first round on November 18 have now signed their rookie contracts, as our tracker shows.

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4 thoughts on “Pelicans Sign Kira Lewis Jr. To Rookie Contract

      • Little_Dunker_45

        Yes ball and zion seem to have good chemistry tho. Wonder if they’ll chuck bledsoe somewhere…intriguingly

  1. formerlyz

    reminds me of a faster Mario Chalmers, with not as much shooting consistency. I think he could arguably play with their other guards, as he is more of a combo guard than a PG only.

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