Pelicans Waive Four Players

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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3 thoughts on “Pelicans Waive Four Players

  1. nikumistry

    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)

  2. Coach Gerry

    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.

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