The Pelicans announced on Saturday that they’ve waived guards Rawle Alkins and Tony Carr, forward Jarrod Uthoff, and center Ike Anigbogu.
Given all four of those players were on non-guaranteed deals, the Pelicans’ roster is likely set for the regular season with 12 guaranteed contracts, two partially guaranteed deals (Willy Hernangomez and Sindarius Thornwell), and a pair of two-way pacts.
Anigbogu is the most prominent name among the bunch as the big man was a second-round draft pick (47th overall) of the Pacers in 2017. However, Anigbogu has seen action in just 14 games from 2017-19. The 6’10” center has also seen time in the G League, suiting up for 47 games over the past three seasons.
Uthoff and Alkins have also seen NBA action; Uthoff appeared in three games for the Wizards last season while Alkins played in 10 games for the Bulls in 2017/18.
Carr, 23, was a second-round pick of the Pelicans in 2018 and saw time for the team’s G League affiliate, the Erie BayHawks, in 2019/20.
New Orleans also signed and waived Justin Wright-Foreman, per RealGM’s transactions log, presumably for G League purposes.
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Thornwell is also on a partially guaranteed contract worth 400K so the Pelicans roster count stands at 12 guaranteed, 2 partial guarantees (Thornwell + Hernangomez) and 2 two-way players (Naji Marshall and Will Magnay)
Good catch on Thornwell, thanks.
Do you see the Pelicans picking up a large defensive minded wing after what Kris Middleton did to them last night? They have Wendon Gabriel but he seem to be injured. I guess they are looking over the waiver wire.